Friday, July 31, 2015
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The New Holy Grail Of Republican Primaries

The penumbras and emanations of Citizens United are changing the Republican campaign game.

July 30, 2015
Trump

The Great Humbug Of Donald Trump

Trump’s campaign is a big sideshow — and it’s distracting voters and reporters from the real story.

July 24, 2015
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Join The Spreading Rebellion Against Big Money’s Political Game

Today’s whole political game, run by an absurdist’s nightmare of moneyed elites, is ridiculous.

July 22, 2015
Business for Democracy

The Venality Of The 2016 Presidential Election

It’s the Money Primary, controlled not by voters, but by super-wealthy donors.

July 15, 2015
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Jeb! Bush’s 5 Worst Ideas — So Far

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.

June 22, 2015
Donald Trump presidential speech announcement

The Cleaned-Up Donald Trump Vs. The Real Donald Trump

There’s no fun if you don’t go off-script.

June 18, 2015
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Scott Walker: Uncle Scrooge’s Lackey In Wisconsin

Scott Walker continues to pass laws vanquishing unions in Wisconsin, and Democrats underestimate him at their own peril.

June 17, 2015
Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida

An Epidemic Of CNE Syndrome Strikes Our State Governments

A narrow segment of our population have become pathologically resistant to even the mention of “climate change” — Republican political officials and candidates.

May 6, 2015
Photo: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 Harkin Steak Fry in Indianola, IA. (Gregory Hauenstein/Flickr)

‘Clinton Cash’: Will The Clinton ‘Machine’ Try To Kill Its Author?

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.

May 5, 2015
Koch protest

‘Clinton Cash’: Yet Another Charles And David Koch Production

The more closely we look at Peter Schweizer the more he appears to be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Koch brothers

April 21, 2015
Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Conservative Group Behind Scott Walker’s Political Rise

While the Bradley Foundation has a lower profile than the Kochs, its aims are similar.

March 31, 2015
Vote Here Today

Winning Against The Oligarchs

Americans can and must fight back against voter suppression, campaign finance loopholes, and other tricks from the 1 percent.

March 28, 2015
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The Real Ted Cruz: Country Music, Harvard Law, And Tea Party ‘Populism’

While Cruz highlights his Tea Party persona to appeal to Republican primary voters, he exposes the fraudulence of ultra-right “populism.”

March 27, 2015
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The Sun Is Rising On Solar Panels, And There’s No Fighting It

Why the Koch brothers and an army of coal and oil lobbyists are doomed to lose their war against clean energy.

March 24, 2015
Protesters demonstrate against right-to-work laws in Madison, Wisconsin (Light Brigading via Flickr)

How The Media Enable The Anti-Worker Movement

Intentionally or not, news organizations often help the Koch brothers, ALEC, and other enemies of labor.

March 21, 2015
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Welcome To What The Supreme Court Wrought

Billionaire donors like the Koch brothers now have the equivalent of their own, private political party.

February 25, 2015
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How The Kochs Wasted A Fortune On Campaigns

What if the fuss over big money in elections is mostly over nothing?

February 20, 2015
Gov. of Utah Gary Herbert Talks About Medicaid Expansion

A Separate Peace: GOP Governors And The Medicaid Expansion

Some GOP governors are trying to expand Medicaid — without enraging their right-wing bases.

February 18, 2015
Scott Walker. Photo via Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Scott Walker Is King Of Kochworld

When Scott Walker runs for president, he’ll have some powerful friends in his corner.

February 18, 2015
Matt Mead

Republicans Hold The Line Against Medicaid Expansion

Despite some compromises, many Republicans continue to pushback against Medicaid expansion.

February 17, 2015
Steve King

Friends Like These

The GOP’s presidential contenders should be more careful about the company they keep.

February 5, 2015
Two Saudi Princes appointed to manage the country's oil for decades to come

Late Night Roundup: Big Saudi Oil, And Big Corporate Money

America’s relationships with Saudi Arabian big oil — and American big money — got noticed by the late night shows.

January 29, 2015
Money

The New Normal: Kochs Plan Nearly $1 Billion Spending Spree In 2016

Find out how the Kochs plan to buy a new government in the next elections.

January 27, 2015
Florida Senator Marco Rubio addresses CPAC 2014 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

GOP Senators, And Possible 2016 Rivals, Vie At Koch Brothers Retreat

The 2016 Koch primary is officially underway.

January 26, 2015
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Cartoon: The Kochs Have A Mission For Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is about to find out why the Koch brothers keep paying him.

January 21, 2015
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