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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.

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Passionately Calls On U.S. to Stop Bloodshed by Legalizing Drugs

Tony Newman | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Tony Newman

President Fox is part of a growing choir of world leaders speaking out against the drug war.

Less Is More: The Orwellian Derangement Of Libertarian Economics

Rob Warmowski | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Rob Warmowski

Of all of the huff-puffing attempts by political groups to catch up to and co-opt Occupy Wall Street, none are so awkward and laughable as that of the...

See Charles Koch Flip Flop on Social Security [VIDEO]

Robert Greenwald | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Charles and David Koch built an distortion machine to do their dirty work for them. Through think tanks, academic research, political donations and co...

Stunning Koch Hypocrisy Exposed

The Nation | Yasha Levine and Mark Ames | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

There's right-wing hypocrisy, and then there's this: Charles Koch, billionaire patron of free-market libertarianism, privately championed the benefits...

CATO Institute Needs to Look at the Facts Regarding the SBA

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

If the CATO Institute sincerely wants to help get our economy back on track and create jobs, they need to support small businesses, federal small business contracting programs, and my campaign to end the diversion of small business contracts to corporate giants.

Think Again: Kochs: Life Is Good

Eric Alterman | Posted 10.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Koch naturally thinks his money better spent as he sees fit, and I don't blame him. The very money he should be paying in taxes goes into tax-deductible organizations designed to increase his wealth and influence.

Small Business Administration: the Most Important Agency in Washington Today

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

It is time for anti-small business elements in Washington to be run out of town, and time for President Obama and Congress to develop a real jobs program based on the Small Business Act and the SBA.

Inside the Koch Brothers' Expensive Echo Chamber

Robert Greenwald | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Almost overnight, a historic and popular service, like Social Security, faces extinction. But behind this outcome, the Koch echo chamber has been churning for years.

Alice In Medicareland: One Voucher Makes You Larger...

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.06.2011 | Comedy
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"If I had a world of my own," said Alice, "everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't." Th...

With $42 Billion and 7 Homes, Why Are the Kochs Buying our Democracy?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The billionaire brothers who brought you Tea Party groups like Americans for Prosperity and anti-worker governors like Scott Walker and John Kasich are now attacking some of the most vulnerable Americans.

Republicans Want to Replace Medicare With Rationcare

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Republican plan is heartless rationing. It won't be Medicare anymore. You can call it Medicareless, because it would no longer be the guaranteed health care program that has served our nation so well since 1965.

Scott Walker is Trying to Sell Wisconsin

Eric Brunsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Eric Brunsell

The controversy in Wisconsin is about breaking the back of labor unions. This is about vilifying and silencing public workers. This is about selling Wisconsin.

The Founding Fathers Were Not Libertarians

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

While I strongly disagree with the modern libertarian movement, I understand why my government-averse friends believe the things they believe, as opposed to, say, my friends who are Yankee fans.

NRA: It's Good to Live Like a King

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that the NRA's mission has nothing to do with its members, but everything to do with protecting the profits of the gun manufacturers who support the organization with big bucks.

Rep. Waxman Presses for Inquiry on Global Warming Denier Pat Michaels

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

Today, Rep. Henry Waxman sent a letter to Rep. Fred Upton seeking to pull career global warming denier Pat Michaels in for questioning. We look forward to seeing Upton's response.

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

The Koch Brothers' Climatologist

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Russ Baker

The other day, USA Today ran an article reporting that 2010 had tied 2005 as the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880. But what really caught my eye was who they chose to question the significance of the news.

The Greenspan Hornet

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

By day, Alan Greenspan is a mild-mannered Federal Reserve chairman. But by night, he fights a never-ending battle against government regulation and oversight.

Yale Political Union debates "Resolved: Government should not provide for the poor" with Cato Institute's Michael Tanner

Yale Political Union | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yale Political Union

On Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 2010, the Yale Political Union debated "Resolved: Government should not provide for the poor" with Cato Institute's senior fel...

The Two Politicos

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

I am tired of the hubris of non-educators, who use tactics from their own realms to leverage change in schools, in order to then leverage change in other political and/or economic arenas.

Do We Need A Tax Bracket For The Super-Rich?

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Should someone who makes $400,000 a year pay the same effective tax rate as someone who makes $40 million a year? In a recent CNBC spot, two analysts ...

A Mosque at Ground Zero and the Source of American Greatness

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

The debate over the proposed building of an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from "Ground Zero" has resulted in off the charts displays of demag...

Legislative Prospects for Immigration Reform: An Interview With Marshall Fitz

Daniel Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Altschuler

I spoke with Fitz to explore the current context in the Beltway. We discussed the congressional politics on immigration in 2007 and 2010 and the significance of Latino voting patterns for the prospects of immigration reform.

Climate Skeptic Pat Michaels Admits 40 Percent of His Funding Comes From Oil Industry

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Notorious climate skeptic Pat Michaels of the CATO Institute finally admitted openly on CNN this weekend that 40 percent of his funding comes from -- wait for it -- Big Oil.