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.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday February 26, 2011 7:30 am|
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: Rayne 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?
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 29, 2010 6:45 am|
Unable to score points against Elizabeth Warren on the merits, the business press is now reduced to dredging up a two year-old lawsuit to try and present the appearance of impropriety in her conduct on the Congressional Oversight Panel.
|By: EdwardTeller Thursday September 2, 2010 6:10 pm|
Alaska State representative David Guttenberg (D- 8th District) beat teabagger Joe Miller in 2004. Here’s a bit of his advice to Sitka Mayor Scott McAdams, who is tightening the race against Miller:
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 1, 2010 7:00 am|
As we get deeper into the electoral cycle and things get more polarized, it should come as no surprise that attitudes have become more polarized on health care.
|By: David Dayen Monday August 30, 2010 2:30 pm|
Koch Industries and its two leaders, Charles and David, are not only out to destroy progressivism and restore Republican dominance in Washington, though that’s a side benefit. They are out to protect their company’s financial industries, which run the gamut of practically every major policy the Obama Administration has tackled this year.