While it might be well-known that deep pockets finance the big names in politics, there is little known about the private world they inhabit and how their money is allocated.
Whether Trump may be accurately defined as a “fascist” or not, his political ascent increasingly resembles a “Saturday Night Live” version of the rise of Hitler or Mussolini. Both dictators were mocked as buffoons in their day, but when they suddenly came to power, the joke was no longer quite so funny.
At an annual Americans for Prosperity summit, a handful of the 17 Republican presidential candidates made appearances. Donald Trump was not invited.
The Republican Party, after eight years of plotting Obama’s demise, is in far worse shape than it was the last time it lost the presidency. Here’s why.
Charles Koch said politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatment for corporations. Surprising, given how much he has benefitted from them.
Jeb’s announcement — in which he promised to go after “pampered elites” — may go down as one of the least self-aware acts of rhetoric since the last time Mitt Romney spoke.
A narrow segment of our population have become pathologically resistant to even the mention of “climate change” — Republican political officials and candidates.
Today, Richard Mellon Scaife’s role is played by the secretive financiers of Clinton-bashing author Peter Schweizer — namely, the Koch brothers and their network.