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Charles Koch Has Spent $200 Million Trying To Create A ‘Republic Of Science’

The Washington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WICHITA — In the years after he graduated from MIT, long before he became the arch-nemesis of liberals, Charles Koch read a lot of Karl Marx....

Senate Dems Blame Koch Brothers For Killing Clean Energy Tax Credits

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tax credits for clean energy sources won’t hitch a ride on legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration in the Senate...

The Establishment vs. Bernie Sanders

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics
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John Sanbonmatsu

The very ferocity and coordinated nature of the attacks on Sanders makes clear that the Democratic establishment views Sanders not merely as an annoyance, but as an existential threat. And he may be, at that.

Father Of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery, Book Says

New York Times | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics

The father of the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adol...

Inside The Koch Brothers' Vast Secret Intelligence Operation

Politico | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

The political network helmed by Charles and David Koch has quietly built a secretive operation that conducts surveillance and intelligence gathering o...

The GOP's Faith-based Climate

Richard North Patterson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

In post-Citizens United America, billionaires can not only buy their own facts, but their own environment.

Charles Koch Bemoans Lack Of Civility In 2016 Race

The Wall Street Journal | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan.—Charles Koch sounds a lot like an ordinary voter when he bemoans what he said is a lack of substance and civility in the 2016 White Ho...

An Open Letter to the Koch Brothers

'The Koch Sisters' | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
'The Koch Sisters'

Like many who are attuned to politics in America today, we're well aware of the enormous sums of money you spend to influence both politics and policy. You obviously have some very strong beliefs, but we, and countless other Americans just don't understand where you're coming from.

Christina Wilkie

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advan...

This Koch-Funded Group Is Hosting An Obamacarenival To Scare You Away From Health Care

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

Generation Opportunity, a conservative group affiliated with the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, is resorting to more elaborate tactics t...

Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers Hold Same 'Despotic' Views As In 1980

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders is still fighting the influence of the Koch brothers. The Vermont Senator spoke at the screening of Robert Greenwald...

One of the Koch Family-Controlled Foundations Has Quietly Folded

Nick Surgey | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Nick Surgey

As seems likely, if the Koch brothers, both individually and through Koch Industries, are making similar grants elsewhere, then the size and scope of their influence has been significantly underestimated.

New Koch Brothers-Backed Group To Begin Airing Ads In Key Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

A political nonprofit associated with conservative funders Charles and David Koch will begin airing TV ads in Colorado and Iowa, according to televisi...

Is Charles Koch Un-American? Let Thomas Jefferson Decide

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

In a surprisingly self-pitying Wall Street Journal editorial, billionaire Charles Koch has put forward the proposition that the nation's "collectivists" have unfairly characterized him as "un-American." What Koch calls "character assassination," however, others would describe as a simple recounting of the facts.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Accuse Democrats Of Being Backed By Evil Koch-Like Brothers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In another example of the network funded by David and Charles Koch jumping to defend the billionaire brothers, a conservative nonprofit ...

Sam Stein

The Original, Nefarious, Big-Moneyed Koch Brothers Campaign | Sam Stein | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor two weeks ago to denounce energy tycoons Charles and David Koch...

'The Koch Brothers Exposed' -- A Conversation With Robert Greenwald

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.27.2012 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

Blazing the trail with novel ways to approach distribution, filmmaker Robert Greenwald has forged a new model for a mashup of documentary filmmaking and political activism.

Five Right-Wing Political Obstacles That Must Be Sidelined

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The first midterm election in the post-Citizens United universe was a Republican rout. Going into 2012 I fear that the smug predictions of an inevitable Obama reelection are premature.

Billionaire Leon Cooperman Writes "Open Letter to President Obama"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Wall Street "veteran" Leon Cooperman has written an "Open Letter to President Obama" that provides us with a glimpse into the mindset of our 21st century corporate overlords. What's put a bee in Mr. Cooperman's bonnet is the president's "tone" toward billionaires like himself.