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Seven Reasons to Abolish the ExIm Bank

Grover Norquist | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Grover Norquist

The charter for the Ex-Im bank expires on September 30 of this year. Congress must decide whether to continue the bank or not. Here are a few reasons why the Bank must go.

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

Illinois' Fiscal Report Card: Not Good. At All.

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

It's well-known that Illinois' fiscal situation is not good. In fact, it's one of the worst in the nation. But exactly how bad is it?

New Proposal to Slay Patent Trolls Would Be a Boon to the Digital Economy

Zachary Graves | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Zachary Graves

Following a slew of other bills introduced this year to address America's broken patent system, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte released a second draft of a proposal to extend and amend the America Invents Act of 2011.

Koch-Funded Climate Contrarians Make Mischief on Capitol Hill

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Elliott Negin

With Congress about to head out of town for its summer recess, a Washington-based think tank is ramping up a campaign to foil any attempts to institute a tax on carbon emissions.

Koch Bro. Linked To Big Publication

NSFWCorp | Yasha Levine | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

Our story begins late last week when I got a tweet from @AlphaInvictus telling me to go check ...

Libertarians: Live Free or Die of Frostbite

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Some weeks ago, a study by the libertarian Mercatus Center found that the freest state in the United Ss Of A is... envelope, please... North Dakota!

Koch 'Philanthropy' Advances Koch Business, Political Agendas

Bob Edgar | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Given his self-interested giving, Charles Koch seems an odd choice to become philanthropy's poster boy. It says a lot about the Philanthropy Roundtable that they chose Koch over the many other outstanding philanthropists in the country to receive this year's award.

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...

Matt Sledge

Is New York The Least Free State?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

New York isn't North Korea, but it's the closest thing you'll find in the U.S. -- at least according to a new report from a libertarian think tank. ...

NOT My Cup of Tea

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! Jane Mayer's identified the engine and the mind of the PR blitz know as the Tea Party. She's blown Charles and David Koch's cover sky high,...

Defending the Rump Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Research on Bush's 2008 stimulus provides important information about how households react to tax rebates during an economic downturn.

Was the Stimulus (A Lot) Bigger Than We Thought?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Cuts to spending at the state level are worrisome because they lead to fewer services, fewer jobs, and poorer education, all of which depress the economy. What we should be asking is: what kind of federal spending offsets such economy-depressing cuts?

The Faux MB Environmental Scandal That Wasn't

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Rather than being some shadowy "White House document" objecting to those overzealous greens at the EPA, it could have been written by almost anyone within the vast federal bureaucracy.