When people think of Los Angeles billionaires who want to take control of the schools , they tend to think of Eli Broad and Reed Hastings.

Sara Roos, who blogs as Red Queen in LA, has done a deep dive into the political contributions of billionaire Bill Bloomfield, who gives generously to rightwing politicians and school privatization.

Mr. Bloomfield and his wife have spent $36 million since 2005 to advance their conservative Republican agenda.

This is an impressive investigation of the usesof Big Money to undercut democracy.

When billionaires call, politicians pick up the phone.