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Tea Party Diversity Effort Is a Public Relations Scam

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Real diversity means inclusion and tolerance of different viewpoints, backgrounds, orientations and lifestyles, not tokenism. So, if you are a diverse applicant for admission to the Tea Party gang, know what you're dealing with.

Guess Who Could Be Funding Those Attack Ads

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

The Citizens United decision doesn't address the homeland of donors. So what would stop multi-national companies or even foreigners themselves from procuring potential winners?

Filmmaker Goes Undercover to Expose Corporate Links to the Tea Party (VIDEO)

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kevin Grandia

Taki Oldham examines the role corporate-funded grassroots groups (known as 'astroturf') have played in the recent health-care and climate debates and their central role in the tea party movement.

'Taliban Dan' Ad: Grayson's 'Bridge Too Far'?

Richard Hebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Hebert

Has Rep. Alan Grayson gone a bridge too far in his campaign to keep his Orlando-based congressional seat? The media ruckus over his "Taliban Dan" att...

If You Care About Clean Energy, You Should Care About Midterm Elections Too

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Candidates need to know that clean energy and global warming matter so much to voters that some lawmakers will lose their jobs because they didn't act boldly enough.

Glenn Beck Not Even King for a Day

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

In 1995, Glenn Beck was asked to apologize after he ridiculed Asian Americans on the air, including calling and mocking a local Chinese restaurant by pretending to be speaking Chinese.

Glenn Beck's Political, Hypocritical, Me-Party, Tea Party Weekend

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The ultimate goal of those who are funding the Tea Party movement is a country in which corporate power is unchallenged, corporate profits are untaxed, and corporate behavior is unhindered by regulations

Americans For Prosperity: Democrats File IRS Complaint Against Conservative Group

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service complaining that a conservative foundation spending mi...

Frank Rich Takes On The Billionaire 'Sugar Daddies' Backing The Tea Party

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. ...

Koch Brothers Called Out for Waging War Against Obama

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

This is not the first time questions have been raised about Koch Industries' involvement with and funding of the extreme right wing and climate science denial.

Conservative Group Americans For Prosperity Launches $4.1-Million Anti-Stimulus Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative advocacy group Americans for Prosperity is in the midst of rolling out a $4.1-million targeted ad campaign designed to paint the stimulus...

Tea Party Fear in Europe

Raymond Johansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Raymond Johansen

Until recently, we in Europe have watched this absurd political theater from afar, but now I truly worry that the right wing party will learn from these extremely reactionary forces and adapt the same strategies, in Norway and Europe.

Where Are the Tea Party Protests About Wall Street?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

The Tea Parties were originally formed to protest the bailouts. So they will take this opportunity, of course, to launch their own protest of Wall Street. Just kidding! They're not going to do anything.

Koch Industries' Unsolicited Emails: More Questions Than Answers

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Is Koch Industries the largest funder of climate science denying organizations in the world and whether that's true or not, what's Koch Industries' position on climate change?

Koch Industries is NOT funding Tea Party Tax Day

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

Why am I so sure that Koch Industries, the 2nd largest private corporation in America and major donor to the right-wing libertarian movement, has abso...

What Does an "Intellectually Honest Debate" About Climate Change Mean to Koch Industries?

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kert Davies

If David and Charles Koch are truly interested in stimulating an "intellectually honest debate" on climate science, as they claim, answering a few simple questions would be a good place to start.

Weekly Pulse: WV Mine Had Over 1300 Health and Safety Violations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Massey Energy's Disregard for SafetyA massive explosion ripped through the Big Branch coal mine in Wes...

Offshore Rigs: Pragmatism and Abhorrence

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

Unlike many of my colleagues, I was not all that surprised by President Obama's announcement that he will open up specific locations to offshore drill...

Rep. Mike Doyle Shows Washington How To Stand Up For What's Right

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Feld

Rep. Doyle's colleagues should learn from his example of how to respond when corporate interests dress up their agendas in populist clothing -- whether on net neutrality, financial reform, or any other issue.

Wanted: David and Charles Koch, Climate Criminals [video]

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

2010-03-19-climate.jpg Oil barons Charles and David Koch spend a lot of money every year on organizations like Americans for Prosperity who attack the science of climate change.

Koch Industries Climate Denier Bankrolls Smithsonian Evolution Exhibit: VIDEO

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kert Davies

During the opening ceremony of the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Greenpeace deployed our Climate C...

Matthews To Health Care Reform Opponent: What You're Talking About Doesn't Exist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Matthews interviewed Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, Thursday about health care reform. At the center of their discus...

The Big Lie About the FCC's Open Internet Plan (and a Dirty Little Secret)

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The secret to the Big Lie -- that the government wants to take over the Internet -- is that if you repeat it sufficiently people will be accustomed to it and take it for truth. The industry knows this all too well.

Million-Dollar Ad Blitz to Kill Net Neutrality

Megan Tady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Tady

We warned that the coming months would bring a tidal wave of opposition from phone and cable company lobbyists -- the likes of which we have never seen before -- and indeed, it is already happening.

Climategate Is a Smokescreen

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

Amidst the stolen email hoopla, one thing remains resoundingly clear: the manufactured scandal is part of a decades-long effort by special interests to discredit the work of climate scientists.