The Walt Disney Company: the home of mice, magic and money

While the Walt Disney Company is known best for its extravagant theme parks, emotional children’s movies and media empire, it also wields immense political power. Disney, which grossed over $65 billion last year and sits at No. 50 on the Fortune 500 company rankings, was struck with immense backlash over its silence on the Florida legislature’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed into law Monday.

Disney’s corporate PAC donated $299,126 to political support

How YouTube’s Copyright System Hurts Creators

It’s nearly impossible to use the internet and escape the wells of content provided by Alphabet Inc.’s Google and YouTube. YouTube is unmatched as a platform for entertainment — you name it, they’ve got it. For every minute that passes another 500 videos are uploaded to some of YouTube’s more than 51 million channels. It’s a digital hub reliant on ordinary people who become “content creators,” establishing businesses on the platform for an ever-increasing flow of consumers.

But, even as YouTube

Don’t forget the past, remember it

In 2019, Quinnipiac University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Leadership Development Don C. Sawyer III had an idea. Since the current opportunities for study abroad trips offered by the Department of Cultural and Global Education aren’t appealing to students of color, why don’t they start a new program focused on the African Diaspora?

Internal data collected by the university showed that less than five percent of students going on these study abroad trips, a point of pride for the u

Conservative super PAC spends millions boosting Republican congressional candidates

As primary elections in key swing states heat up, super PACs backed by billionaire investors are ramping up spending, with the conservative Club for Growth drawing from its multimillion-dollar war chest to spend on congressional races across the country.

The School Freedom Fund, a super PAC affiliated with the Club for Growth that supports school choice, was wholly funded with a $5 million contribution from billionaire Jeffrey Yass, a co-founder of the Susquehanna International Group investment

The marijuana industry spent millions lobbying on legalization in 2021

The marijuana and cannabis industry spent over $4.2 million lobbying on a variety of issues and legislation in 2021, including the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 that was passed by the House of Representatives Friday. The MORE Act would remove marijuana from the list of federally controlled substances, create a tax on cannabis products and establish a trust fund to support communities impacted by the war on drugs.

“These programs would provide services to indivi

Members of Congress overseeing payday lending have taken over $3.4 million from the industry

Members of Congress currently on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Financial Services collectively received over $3.4 million from the payday lending industry during their time in Congress, according to OpenSecrets data. Of the 78 senators and representatives on the committees, just 11 received no contributions from payday lending members or affiliates.

Both committees are tasked with regulating the payday lending industry, and are considering le