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Top Ten Koch Facts

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

Everyone seems to be investigating Charles and David Koch lately, with exposés of their corrupt political behavior popping up in places like the New ...

Cry the Beloved Country: Why the Supreme Court Should Leave Obamacare Alone

David Paul | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Lost in the arguments of conservatives and right-wing activists was the fact that the individual mandate -- the essential element that would bring tyranny to our homes -- was initially raised as the preferred strategy for health care reform by the right.

Dan Froomkin

Do Koch Bros. Have A Master Plan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anyone wondering why the ultra-conservative billionaire industrialist Koch brothers are trying to seize control of the libertarian Cato ...

Would a Koch Takeover of Cato Make War With Iran More Likely?

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

The drumbeat for war in Iran is getting louder, but opposition is coming from a seemingly unlikely source: the Cato Institute. This libertarian think ...

Laissez Cato Faire

Kevin Dowd | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Kevin Dowd

The most likely outcome of a Koch takeover is that Cato would be eviscerated, the brand would be destroyed and the Kochs would take over an empty shell -- in short, the outcome would be a catastrophe, and even the winners would gain nothing.

Take My Koch Brothers -- Please

David Isenberg | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

Given that some of the people the Koch brothers want to put on CATO's board are firmly in the neocon camp, one doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to see that a Koch-controlled CATO Institute is one big win for unbridled militarism and one big setback for those advocating small government and individual liberty.

Another Twist In Koch Brothers' Lawsuit?

Kansas City Star | Dave Helling | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Merits of the case aside, though, the dispute could provide an interesting test of the limits of federal tax law relating to organizations like Cato -...

Koch Brothers Waging Extraordinary Campaign

Slate | David Weigel | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

On Friday afternoon, as the Washington offices of the Cato Institute were emptying out for the weekend, the libertarian think tank's president sent an...

Are the Koch Brothers Funding Rush Limbaugh?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Are the Koch brothers funding Limbaugh? I'm not sure Rush has ever sent them an invoice. But he doesn't have to. And that's what's so insidious about what the Kochs do.

In Republican Debates, Ideology Trumps Intelligent Immigration Policy

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.24.2012 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

As last week's "pile-up" showed, it's time to reveal the candidates' proposed solutions for the wrecks they truly are.

Brookings Is World's Top Think Tank, Report Shows

| Posted 01.19.2012 | DC

By Ambreen Ali Roll Call Staff The Brookings Institution ranked once again as the world's top think tank in an annual survey out today. The inf...

Calling Progressive Economists Into the Public Square

David Coates | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
David Coates

It is the moment for all of us with the requisite skills to make a sustained contribution to the creation of a progressive economic consciousness in contemporary America. If we do not, and if we do not do it quickly, then heaven help us all after November 2012!

United States v. Jones: D.C. GPS Case To Test Fourth Amendment Rights

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a District of Columbia case involving police use of a global positioning system...

Best Koch Brothers TV Expose Yet: Al Jazeera -- People and Power (VIDEO)

Kert Davies | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Kert Davies

"People and Power" on Al Jazeera has been working for months on the Koch Brothers expose. It premiered last night and is the best TV story of the Kochs thus far.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Passionately Calls On U.S. to Stop Bloodshed by Legalizing Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Tony Newman

President Fox is part of a growing choir of world leaders speaking out against the drug war.

Less Is More: The Orwellian Derangement Of Libertarian Economics

Rob Warmowski | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Rob Warmowski

Of all of the huff-puffing attempts by political groups to catch up to and co-opt Occupy Wall Street, none are so awkward and laughable as that of the...

See Charles Koch Flip Flop on Social Security [VIDEO]

Robert Greenwald | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Charles and David Koch built an distortion machine to do their dirty work for them. Through think tanks, academic research, political donations and co...

Stunning Koch Hypocrisy Exposed

The Nation | Yasha Levine and Mark Ames | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

There's right-wing hypocrisy, and then there's this: Charles Koch, billionaire patron of free-market libertarianism, privately championed the benefits...

CATO Institute Needs to Look at the Facts Regarding the SBA

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

If the CATO Institute sincerely wants to help get our economy back on track and create jobs, they need to support small businesses, federal small business contracting programs, and my campaign to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants.

Think Again: Kochs: Life Is Good

Eric Alterman | Posted 10.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Koch naturally thinks his money better spent as he sees fit, and I don't blame him. The very money he should be paying in taxes goes into tax-deductible organizations designed to increase his wealth and influence.

Small Business Administration: the Most Important Agency in Washington Today

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

It is time for anti-small business elements in Washington to be run out of town, and time for President Obama and Congress to develop a real jobs program based on the Small Business Act and the SBA.

Inside the Koch Brothers' Expensive Echo Chamber

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Almost overnight, a historic and popular service, like Social Security, faces extinction. But behind this outcome, the Koch echo chamber has been churning for years.

Alice In Medicareland: One Voucher Makes You Larger...

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.06.2011 | Comedy
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"If I had a world of my own," said Alice, "everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't." The...

With $42 Billion and 7 Homes, Why Are the Kochs Buying our Democracy?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The billionaire brothers who brought you Tea Party groups like Americans for Prosperity and anti-worker governors like Scott Walker and John Kasich are now attacking some of the most vulnerable Americans.

Republicans Want to Replace Medicare With Rationcare

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Republican plan is heartless rationing. It won't be Medicare anymore. You can call it Medicareless, because it would no longer be the guaranteed health care program that has served our nation so well since 1965.