HSLDA is the Homeschool Legal Defence Association, or as I've referred to it more than once, the NRA of the homeschooling world. HSLDA has never met a single government regulation regarding homeschooling that they like. We were members of an HSLDA-affiliated co-op here at one point. then decided to also sign up with Epic, an online charter school (a public school, of course). When the co-op found out, they kicked us out, because they were worried that our membership (and others like us) would somehow invite and allow government oversight of their co-op. They're just a really paranoid group, and I'm not very fond of them or their more outspoken members.
ThinkProgress (yeah, I know) has this piece up today about connections between HSLDA and several Russians. I think in general it's part of the "The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!" alarm that the Left is sounding. I don't doubt there's some risk, but I wonder if the risk is as great as anyone is making it out to be.
Anyway, I wanted to get Leon's input on this specifically and comments in general.