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Richard Mellon Scaife

'Anatomy of a Smear' or 'How the Right Wing Denial Machine Distorts The Climate Change Discourse'

Michael E. Mann | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Michael E. Mann

Several weeks ago, on June 17, I provided testimony about the threat of human-caused climate change to the Democratic Party Platform drafting committee in Phoenix Arizona. Fittingly, my testimony was just one day before record heat struck Phoenix.

Toughening Up Hillary

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I write today to challenge what is fast becoming conventional wisdom in the political world -- in particular, the notion that Hillary Clinton really needs a strong primary challenge to "toughen her up" for the upcoming race with whomever the Republicans decide upon. When you deconstruct the logic behind this idea, however, it falls apart.

I Did Not Come to Praise Richard Mellon-Scaife

Brian Ross | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Richard "Dickie" Mellon-Scaife the reclusive billionaire publisher and heir of the 19th century Mellon Bank robber barons died at 82 on Friday, the final punctation of a dark biography of political manipulation and democracy demolition equal or greater to his more public friends the Koch brothers.

Even With California's Legislature on Summer Vacation, Things Keep Perking in Jerry Brown World

William Bradley | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.

Interests, Ideology And the Climate Denial Machine

Michael E. Mann | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

The partisan divide on climate change didn't arise in a vacuum. Despite the substantial differences in political ideology between affiliates of the two major parties that existed during the Clinton years, there was relatively little difference in their level of acceptance of the science of climate change.

Win the White House...Why?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

Conventional wisdom has been that the party who holds the White House holds real power. No longer. Serve up whatever clown in the GOP big top you want...

Amazing Grace: A Survivor's Story

D. R. Tucker | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

I don't know how Dr. Mann does it. I don't know how someone can survive such brutality and still be such a calm soul, filled with hope that the climate crisis can be resolved.

Conservative Newspapers Don't Make Money

Terry Krepel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Terry Krepel

History shows that if conservative papers weren't subsidized by deep-pocketed owners, they would fail in a free market. By contrast, at least until the current paradigm shift from print to online, newspapers dismissed as "liberal" had generally been thriving -- many of them under publicly owned companies.

Paul Blumenthal

Millions More For Mitt Romney's Super PAC | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The super PAC providing vital support to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign continues to pull in millions of dollars as it begins an al...

Climate Scientist Wins A Round for America

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

A hearing today has implications for academic freedom across the country. What is at stake is Americans' freedom to investigate, debate and express ideas that run counter to those of corporations.

Institute On Religion And Democracy Continues Campaign Of Disinformation

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

If you have ever heard of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and thought it was a religious organization, you would have been mistaken. Names can be deceiving.

Conservative Media vs. Progressive Media

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

Do you know how many people read The Weekly Standard? 80,000. To put it bluntly, that's pathetic. Its main purpose is to spread Republican propaganda in the guise of news.

Jason Linkins

Hillary Clinton On Olbermann: Laughs Off 'Unholy Alliance' With Democratic Antagonist Scaife | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Hillary Clinton joined MSNBC host Keith Olbermann for a lengthy interview on this evening's broadcast of Countdown. Clinton offered a clarifi...

Jason Linkins

Columnist Links Wright-Esque Preachers To High Black Murder Rates | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you read enough newspapers, you'll find that its not uncommon for articles on crime to contain a whole ton of grim statistics. Take this one, for ...

Architect Of Vast Right Wing Conspiracy "Reassesses" Hillary

NYT/Pittsburgh Trib-Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"To Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Richard Mellon Scaife qualifies as a charter member of the 'vast right-wing conspiracy,'" the New York Times note...

Caught On Film: Hillary Talks To Architect Of Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

Talking Points Memo | Josh Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you know, earlier today Hillary Clinton tried to stoke the Jeremiah Wright controversy by telling an editorial board meeting in Pittsburgh that Jer...

Conservative Movement Juggernaut Scaife Admits To Affair

Vanity Fair | Joseph Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over many years, in the five households the couple shared, the wife hired scores of servants to help take care of her rich husband. Then, in 2005, she...

Bill Clinton Lunches With Leader Of The "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Clinton is never at a loss for company. When he's not globe-trotting or charming audiences for as much as $400,000 a speech, he's often schmoozin...

Scaife's Estranged Wife Nets $725,000 Per Month, Claims Newspaper Is A 'Hobby'

AP via Editor And Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The estranged wife of billionaire and newspaper owner Richard Mellon Scaife, the Pittsburgh banking heir turned media mogul, was awarded $725,000 a mo...