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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Justin Elliott
Arriving this week: the Freethought Equality Fund PAC, the creation of the Center for Humanist Activism. Organizers say the new political action committee will support candidates ready to advocate for the "equal rights of nonbelievers."
"Ketchum's latest public filing says it was paid $1.9 million by Russia for the six-month period ending May 31, 2013. It received another $3.7 million for its work for Russian energy giant Gazprom over the same period," Mr. Elliott says.
"There's nothing unusual about Ketchum's work on behalf of Russia. Public relations firms constantly peddle op-eds on behalf of politicians, corporations, and governments," Mr. Elliott adds, noting. "Placement of op-eds is a standard part of the influence game, but it's rare for readers ever to find out who is behind the curtain."