The Koch political trust is the most formidable multi-state grassroots political operation in America. It now spends at least several hundred million dollars per election cycle on data-driven, targeted TV, radio and digital ads, direct mail, opposition research, grassroots organizing, and get-out-the-vote efforts in select states.
The Kochs have spent over $88 million in *traceable* funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation.
Outside groups -- including politically active nonprofits like the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity -- have spent more money trying to influence the 2016 Ohio Senate race between Republican Sen. Rob Portman and his challenger, Democrat Ted Strickland, than any other congressional contest: $15.5 million so far.
You may have concluded, "Well, if even ExxonMobil and the Kochs are saying that kind of thing, we must be getting close to a solution." If you did, you would be mistaken. We still need to keep the pressure on against these adversaries.
Those who are against a permanent ban on uranium mining at the Grand Canyon gateway make up an unsavory stew.
13 years ago, Weldon Angelos' world was turned upside down; his life instantly transformed into a veritable nightmare. At the age of 24, Angelos was indicted on three counts of marijuana distribution to an undercover informant.
Through tax-deductible "charitable" donations, the Kochs are systematically manufacturing a legion of "experts" at universities and think tanks across the country -- and then fighting to place them in Executive Branch positions so they can undermine the government from the inside.
I recently came back to New England from a visit to the Grand Canyon National Park--a trip that reaffirmed my commitment to protect this spectacular place and the surrounding area for future generations.
Investing in an electric future is not an obvious direction for a company like GM - and it has reversed course in the past and it could do so again. But if they do stay the course, it is absolutely deadly for oil companies.
We are halfway through the 2016 national elections and the onslaught of political money from billionaires and multimillionaires will continue and increase. This is not the way our democracy is meant to work or the way our country is meant to be governed.
The main attributes of a vice president are to balance the ticket, help raise money and then step back for four/eight years until it is her turn to run. You want someone good, but not too good, especially if you have an ego the size of Trump's.
It's time for the Commission to stop ramming these ridiculous proposals down veterans' throats. They don't want it, and they're not taking it lying down. We're listening; but is the Commission?
Clinton, no matter her rhetoric, is a pro-corporate Democrat who has significant ties to Koch Industries executives and lobbyists, and has allowed Koch Industries members to influence the policies of Democrats for decades.
If there was a real reason to believe that the current system is badly hurting our veterans, and that they would be better cared for under a privatized system, then it would be reasonable to support the transition. But this is the opposite of the reality.
The GOP may be a corpse, but it's more like a zombie from The Walking Dead. If the party continues to fight Trump, and every indication is that they will, there is a high likelihood that the party will fracture.
Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.