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Governor Christie's New Scandal: Verizon's Fiber-Optic-"Digital Bridge" Gate.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.

Hey Reince -- You Can't Buy Friends

Richard Robbins | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Robbins

The chair of national party with millions of members announcing a $10 million spend for a "bottom-up approach" shows a complete lack of understanding of the meaning of a bottom-up movement.

Meet Koch Brothers Employee David Spady, Darling of LA Fox "News"

Rick Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

Want to know how the right-wing astroturf machine works? Want to see how they use power and money to drown out the voice of the people? Want to see the motivations behind the Koch Brothers' hit man in California?

The Battle of Chicago Teachers Union Vs. Out-of-Town Billionaires

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 10.22.2012 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

In a recently released video, Chicago Teachers Union shows the games played by wealthy elites to smear the Union in the midst of heated contract negotiations.

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms at Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin: The Poetry of Everyday Objects (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin is the 18th and final exhibition in the museum's commission program. For this show, Me...

Unaccountable Oil: Enbridge Pipeline and "Ethical Oil" PR Pollution

James Hoggan | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
James Hoggan

Is this the kind of transparency that would give you confidence in how Enbridge might account for itself in the wake of an out-of-sight oil spill?

Trimming Astroturf From the American Petroleum Institute's 'Vote 4 Energy' Ad

Philip Radford | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

Americans are clearly too smart to be faked out by Big Oil's phony grass roots strategies. Vote 4 yourself, not oil executives.

Blowback: The Failure of Cain Cool

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Herman Cain's new ad is all the talk today. Mark Block, fresh from the Wisconson branch of the Koch-family-funded Americans for Prosperity Tea Party astroturfer, makes smoking into an anti-government act of defiance.

Conservatives Astroturfing a Brave New World (VIDEO)

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

The Internet propaganda war is raging and far-ranging. It focuses on creating a revisionist alternative to history and established science, arguing that mainstream history and science is liberally biased.

Fake Followers and Twitter Astroturf: It's Sorta Social, Demented and Sad, But Social

Celia Alario | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Celia Alario

I couldn't help but think of that great line from The Breakfast Club when I read that Big Oil has resorted to creating fake Twitter accounts in order to fabricate an illusion of 'grassroots' support for the controversial Keystone pipeline project.

Al Franken Makes Senate Stand for Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Last month, a Republican-led House voted on a "resolution of disapproval" that would strip the FCC of any authority to safeguard freedom of speech and freedom of choice on the Internet. Now, Al Franken is fighting back.

Tea Party, Corporate Front Groups Urge Democrats to Cave on Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.05.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Net Neutrality, the First Amendment of the Internet, has come under withering attack from the Astroturf lobby -- corporate front groups that are determined to hand control of the Internet to companies like AT&T and Comcast.

Surprising Way Race Colors Attitudes To Health Care Reform

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some opposition to the Obama administration's health care reform law is linked to racial bias, according to a study released by the Greenlining Instit...

David Koch: "There's Some Extremists" in the Tea Party, but Mostly "Normal People Like Us"

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Yes folks, David Koch is just a normal person, like us. In fact he's exactly like all the other "normal people" with an estimated worth of $21.5 billion.

Why Is Fred Upton Lending His Name To The Koch Brothers' War On EPA And Americans' Health?

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is all over the news these days with his calls to block steps by ...

Comcast Kumbaya

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Public policy is designed to make it profitable for corporations to behave in ways that don't harm the rest of us. The only thing that will keep Comcast honest is clear rules of the road and a real watchdog such as the FCC to enforce them.

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.

Arthur Delaney

Tea Party Organizer: Effort "In A Very Disconcerting Position At The Moment"

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the leading coordinators of the tea parties that happened across the country on tax day, April 15, has penned a soul-searching letter to suppor...

Blight at the Museum: The Smithsonian's Cloudy Climate Science (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

An exhibit on evolution & climate at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History that doesn't even mention manmade climate pollution or the cur...

Green News Report: September 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New electri...

Green News Report: September 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're back...

Green News Report: August 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Aid slowly...

Green News Report: August 24, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Egg-gregio...

Green News Report: August 19, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: IN TODAY'S...

American Petroleum Institute's Revisionist History on Climate Change Position

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The American Petroleum Institute, the trade group for the oil and natural gas industry, is trying to re-write history by claiming that it has remained...