Late Night FDL: Got a Really Conservative State Legislator? Might Be an ALEC

By: Saturday August 6, 2011 8:00 pm

Hello, Late Night crew! This is Phoenix and I’ll be your tour guide on the Good Ship FDL tonight. Mind the paintwork! Last week I referenced the, ahem, delicate situation of one fair-haired lad by the name of John Hinderaker, better known to us as The Man Formerly Known As Assrocket over at the PowerLine [...]

 

Koch U: Florida State University Hands Over Economics Department to Billionaire Libertarians

By: Tuesday May 10, 2011 3:01 pm

For the record, Florida State is a publicly-funded university. This isn’t the first time that the Kochs have pushed their way into academia: the Mercatus Center at George Mason University is a fully-funded Koch creation, pumping out right-wing economic memes for the masses. But at least that’s a private institution. This is a college funded by taxpayers, though critically, it’s underfunded. So when they had an opportunity to get $1.5 million, they signed away the right to vet their own instructors.

Koch Sent Political Mailers to Employees, Telling Them Which Candidates to Vote For

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 2:35 pm

A new investigative piece by The Nation exposes the pre-election activities at Koch Industries, which instructed its 50,000 employees who to vote for and why in an election packet full of right-wing propaganda. The packet (they were mailed to employees in all states; the linked example is the one from Washington state) included Koch-endorsed and Koch-PAC supported candidates for election, almost all of them Republicans, and an editorial from Charles Koch himself stressing the importance of pro-business candidates in 2010.

NY Times Gives Us David Koch, Public Benefactor

By: Saturday March 5, 2011 11:30 am

The New York Times’ Michael Cooper gives us a fawning tribute to billionaire David Koch, he of the infamous Koch Brothers and fifth most wealthy man in America, using the dedication of a cancer center at M.I.T. funded by Mr. Koch to extol his virtues as a great humanitarian and philanthropist. Oh, please.

Come Saturday Morning: Spanners in the Right-Wing Works

By: Saturday February 26, 2011 7:30 am

The forces of greed and selfishness, as upheld by corporate focus-group-tested propaganda in the US and with guns in certain other parts of the world, hit a few speed bumps this week.

Large Protests in Madison Today; 1 Million Predicted Nationwide Tomorrow

By: Friday February 25, 2011 2:05 pm

Thousands of people have turned out in Madison today to protest the budget repair bill, which passed the State Assembly in a wildcat vote Thursday night. Members of several unions, most prominently the Plumbers and Steamfitters union of Madison and Milwaukee, were out in force. Madison schools are closed today, so many teachers and students are out as well. And while labor has brought numbers, the students really kicked this all off and still are the nominal leaders of this movement. The local teaching assistant’s association at UW-Madison has done a lot of the ground-level organizing work as well. It’s odd yet inspiring to see students walking and leading the crowd in union chants.

Prank Koch Call Changing Battle for Public Opinion in Wisconsin

By: Thursday February 24, 2011 1:27 pm

The prank phone call to Gov. Scott Walker by a man pretending to be billionaire industrialist David Koch has become a real tipping point. I don’t know how the national media has reacted to it, but the state media was seriously aggressive in yesterday’s inexplicable press conference.

Wisconsin Governor Walker Punked by Fake Koch Call

By: Wednesday February 23, 2011 7:46 am

And best of all, Murphy didn’t have to pretend to be a pimp or a prostitute in order to do it. Or, depending on your opinion of Mr. Koch, he did.

Late Night: Vacation Getaway–Koch Industries Top Secret Party in Palm Desert!

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 8:00 pm

Oh, we’ll all need an early spring vacation by January and what could be more fun than a nice desert escape and some infiltration of an invitation-only, confidential meeting at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, CA. Sponsored by Koch Industries’ founders Charles and David Koch, the until now top-sekrit gathering of conservatives entitled Understanding and Addressing Threats to American Free Enterprise and Prosperity.

Angry Republican Senators Fret over Koch Industries’ Privacy

By: Monday October 11, 2010 4:15 pm

Why didn’t seven U.S. Senators — the men responsible for making laws related to the establishment and regulation of corporations — know that Koch Industries is no different than an overwhelming number of businesses here in the U.S. with regards to their tax payments?

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