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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 ...

How to Honor Rush Limbaugh on International Women's Day (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Co-Authored by Jesse Lava As of this writing, 49 sponsors have pulled out of The Rush Limbaugh Show after his repeated demeaning remarks about George...

Would the Kochs Rather Attack Me Than Stop Cancer? (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We challenge the Koch brothers to engage in an honest debate. We challenge them to see the film and show one false claim. Generalizing about bias and false claims is easy; actually rebutting what we've documented is another matter.

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.

How Does the 1% Exploit America? Find Out in 1 Minute (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don't know exactly how the 1% does what it does. The mainstream media hasn't explained it, and the 1% likes things that way.

What the Koch Brothers Say Online But Won't Say Under Oath

Robert Greenwald | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Robert Greenwald

Why will Charles and David Koch produce a video about their position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and not testify before Congress about it?

Hauling the Koch Brothers Into Congress

Robert Greenwald | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green
Robert Greenwald

The Koch brothers are doing whatever they can to avoid testifying in Congress, despite the fact that the Kochs informed the Canadian government of their "direct and substantial" interest in the Keystone XL pipeline.

Are the Koch Brothers Teaching You? [VIDEO]

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

What's happening to academia in Florida demands national attention. Billionaires Charles and David Koch are infringing on intellectual freedom and independence in colleges and universities.

Who're the Anti-Obama Billionaires Supporting the Keystone Pipeline?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Robert Greenwald

Billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch were stopped today. But it also represented a win for brothers Koch, who've used their net worth to influence politicians and the media to support policies that would make them richer.

Ike's Nightmare

Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

Fifty-one years ago today, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued his final, prescient warning about the rising power of the military industrial complex. Eisenhower was right to be worried. We're living in his nightmare.

No More "King-Washing" the Pentagon, Please

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Last year at this time, the Pentagon used the words of a friend of the King family to insinuate that, though King's plain words decry all forms of violence and war, today's wars are different and he would "understand" them.

The Devil Is in the Details of the Pentagon's Plan

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Will super-rich war-industry CEOs be able to keep bilking taxpayers out of hundreds of billions of dollars? That's the question everyone should be ask...

War Industry's Accountants Can't Count

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The war profiteers' shady lobbying campaign took another hit to its credibility today, as an accounting firm on which they relied to support their bogus "military spending = jobs" argument was cited for severe audit deficiencies.

Why Jamie Dimon Just Doesn't Get It

Robert Greenwald | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Jamie Dimon, the infamous CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is back to doing what he does best: defending the bankers of the 1% against the petulant 99%.

Help NAACP End Voter Suppression

Robert Greenwald | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

In 2012, we will work with NAACP to ensure every American has the ability to vote. Across the country, community activists are joining us in this eff...

How Revisionist Reporting Hurts Everyone

Max Stanley | Posted 02.14.2012 | Media
Max Stanley

Media lapdogs are marked by stenographic tendencies, sympathetic frames and a reliance on industry jargon. Politico's latest report about Congressional Republicans working to undo looming defense cuts meets all three criteria.

No Success in Iraq -- Unless You're a War Profiteer

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama's attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war.

Will Blackwater Ever Do Right?

Max Stanley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

It was like a meaningless coda, as the war contractors at Blackwater USA changed its name again, two weeks after delivering Katy Helvenston-Wettengel another insult. She has been fighting for justice and accountability for the death of her son, a Blackwater employee.

Job Creation at Home Requires Peace Abroad

Max Stanley | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

As more Americans sour on our 10-year-old nation-building experiment in Afghanistan, there's a growing community uniting to expose the myriad of ways war spending has plunged our nation into a jobs crisis.

In the lead: Rupert Murdoch and the Koch Brothers

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Our vote on the 1% has been vigorous since it started last week, with thousands of people rating nominees representing Wall Street, dirty energy, war profiteering, and more.

After the Deficit Committee, A New Propaganda Push From the War Profiteers

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

We've got to push back with the truth: military spending costs jobs compared to other ways of spending the money.

Top 5 Taxpayer Turkeys Fattening War Industry CEOs

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

As Americans take stock this Thanksgiving holiday, we thought it appropriate we expose some other turkeys that the war industry is celebrating this holiday season.

WATCH: Who's Wrecking America? Vote on the 1% Nominees

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Occupy movement has drawn attention to how too many in the 1 percent get to play by their own rules while exploiting the 99 percent. But who's doing the most to damage our economy and democracy? You tell us.

The Koch Brothers Lost in North Carolina

Max Stanley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Max Stanley

Ohio, Mississippi and Maine got a lot of the headlines, but North Carolina voters also struck a heroic blow against the Koch brothers in elections Tuesday night.

Are the Koch Brothers Denying Your Vote? (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald and Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Judith Browne Dianis

If you live in one of 38 states, billionaire political operatives Charles and David Koch are trying to influence your and your neighbors' constitutional right to vote.