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Trump's Speech... When He Quits The Race

Ryan Casey | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Ryan Casey

If there is a single key to understanding what motivates Donald Trump -- that is, other than his extreme narcissism -- it is his determination to avoid, at all costs, the pain of humiliation.

The "Invisible Hand of Charles Koch" Is Why This George Mason University Student Left Economics

Connor Gibson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Connor Gibson

Last fall, when I first arrived at George Mason, I decided to major in economics. Halfway through the semester, I learned about the large amount of money GMU has accepted from Charles Koch and the power such money has given the Charles Koch Foundation at other universities.

The Panama Papers Are the Tip of the Iceberg: Cracking Down on Wealthy Cheaters

Mike Lux | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

Too many of the top .1 of the one percent, who already have every advantage over everyone else in the world, have become so greedy and so utterly amoral that they are fundamentally eroding our society's democracy, government and sense of morality.

Inside The Remarkable New Book That Details The Koch Bros' Dirtiest Deeds

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Jane Mayer's new book, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, has already revealed many previously unknown facts about the Koch brothers in particular.

To Charles Koch, Professors are Lobbyists

Connor Gibson | Posted 01.28.2017 | Education
Connor Gibson

From 2005-2014, Koch spent $109.7 million on 361 distinct campuses, according to Greenpeace's updated analysis of IRS filings from Koch's nonprofit foundations.

To Charles Koch, Universities Are Propaganda Machines

Connor Gibson | Posted 01.27.2017 | Books
Connor Gibson

This article is the first of two posts examining Charles Koch's campus investments, as reported in Jane Mayer's Dark Money. The first post examines the history, long-term strategy, and true intent of the university "philanthropy" coordinated by Charles Koch.

New Book Reveals Koch Brothers Paid Firm Run by Former NYPD Chief to Smear Journalist

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Steve Horn

The just-published book "Dark Money," penned by New Yorker staff reporter Jane Mayer, reveals that the Koch Brothers hired the former commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) -- and his daughter, a former FBI agent -- to smear her as a "plagiarist" in the months after the release of her August 2010 bombshell article on the Kochs.

David Brock: Hillary's the One

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

In the Commonwealth Club audience were more than a few who had earlier chanted "Run, Bernie run!" when another candidate dropped by, but Brock got a rousing applause. The left, it seems, is substantially more considerate than the right.

On Torture: Crossing Party Lines

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

We have seen over time, that humans are capable of the best and the worst. Nobody heals unless there is truth about what happened. We have a chance to open this book, and I hope we take it.

Report: Koch Pledge Helped Kill Climate Legislation

Lucia Graves | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

When President Obama rolled out his climate strategy last week, he made a point to sidestep Congress and take executive action -- and with good reason...

Women of Consequence Convene

Kamala Lopez | Posted 06.30.2013 | Women
Kamala Lopez

The next wave of the women's movement is about to break. Across the public sphere, women are awakening, becoming reenergized, taking stock and speaking up. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the inaugural YaleWomen Global Conference: Vision, Values, Voices.

Michael Calderone

Whistleblower Prosecutions Lead To Chilling Effect On Press

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.16.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– On April 9, McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay reported that the Obama administration has “targeted and killed hundreds of suspected lower-...

An Outrageous Request: Please Boycott Zero Dark Thirty

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

I've come here to urge you not to see Zero Dark Thirty, the new film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. My reason is simple: The film glorifies torture.

What Would It Take to Get Us to Care About Torture?

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

I am aiming the question first at mental health practitioners since the idea of helping people towards sanity and well-being has been supported by the...

Don't Koch Block the Debate

Robert Greenwald | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

In response to my offer to a debate or public discussion, the Koch brothers, hiding behind their attorney, wrote, "We are confused about what there is to debate." Well, I'll tell you.

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.

Populist Backlash Crushes Art Pope's Forces in North Carolina

Michael Carmichael | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

North Carolina's right-wing political boss, Art Pope, is having a bad week. One week after a searing profile appeared in the New Yorker, Pope's ultra-conservative ticket fell under the crushing weight of a populist uprising.

WATCH: Jane Mayer Discusses The Multimillionaire Helping To Tip The North Carolina Electoral Scales

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker, sat down for an interview Monday night on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." Mayer and Maddow discussed co...

New Yorker Writer Targeted In Smear Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Someone has tried--and failed--to smear New Yorker writer Jane Mayer as a plagiarist, the New York Post's Keith Kelly reports. Kelly writes that so...

ARTS LUST: Leonard Bernstein Boycotts the Koch

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Allan M. Jalon

Top: Poster for "A Quiet Place." Bottom: Facade of the David H. Koch Theater Photos by Allan M. Jalon       I heard his deeply...

If You Won't Vote, I Don't Want to Be Part of Your Revolution

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anne Hill

It is not a question of Democrat versus Republican in this election, it is a choice between those who are capable of governing at all, versus those who are not.

NOT My Cup of Tea

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! Jane Mayer's identified the engine and the mind of the PR blitz know as the Tea Party. She's blown Charles and David Koch's cover sky high,...

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.

Are 100 deaths in U.S. custody meaningless to Marc Thiessen?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

By Renée Schomp, Law and Security program Yesterday in the National Review Online, Marc Thiessen attempted to repudiate New Yorker journalist Jane M...

Jason Linkins

Jane Mayer Savages Marc Thiessen's Book, 'Courting Disaster,' In New Yorker Review

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mayer's review says Thiessen is "neither a journalist nor a terrorism expert," rather he is a frantic, torture-thrillist PR hack, and the book "has become the unofficial Bible of torture apologists."