Not even a week after Buzzfeed’s relationship with the Koch Brothers is exposed do we learn that a near civil war erupted in public television over documentaries that focused on Charles and David Koch. In an expose written by Jane Mayer of the New Yorker it is revealed that two public television affiliated documentaries prominently featuring the Koch family came under pressure to be censored and edited due to fear that Charles and David Koch, major donors to public media, would withdraw support.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday April 4, 2013 8:00 pm|
It turns out that it really is possible to strike black gold in your own backyard, but instead of getting rich from the experience, now the oil belongs to someone else and you end up in an ExxonMobil-controlled no-fly zone where the foul black goop that swept away your petunias is now on its way to your drinking water supply. The comedic possibilities of such a turn of events seem limited, especially when Keystone XL is barreling ahead unimpeded.
|By: Attaturk Monday March 18, 2013 1:30 am|
Since we are coming up on the ignominious tenth anniversary of an economy-wrecking, enemy producing, falsely-based war crime it is only fair to note that “Dead-Enders” come in all shapes and hues.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday January 24, 2013 8:00 pm|
I’ve often wondered what on earth it is that drives people to become Republicans. Is it personal wealth and privilege? Sometimes, undoubtedly. Deep-seated bigotry? That tends to play a role as well. Stupidity? Yes, but that only applies to voters, not the politicians themselves.
The likeliest answer, however, isn’t grounded in such subjective, and ultimately unknowable, value systems.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 25, 2012 7:40 am|
The replacement ref incompetence has now officially cost one team a game, and the frustration on display in the third week of the lockout just grew even more.
|By: David Dayen Saturday September 15, 2012 9:00 am|
Don’t expect yesterday’s Dane County court ruling overturning sections of Wisconsin’s anti-union law to remain operative for long.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday August 29, 2012 6:50 am|
Some of these you may have picked up from my Twitter feed, which is where I’m likely to be camped for every day of this affair, but just in case you missed it…
|By: David Dayen Friday June 29, 2012 5:12 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 12, 2012 7:25 pm|
Were the options to a recall effort? Possibly. The populist movement that arose from the uprising could have used every dollar given to a politician or an outside campaign spending group and used it in community-based organizing. We could have seen well-funded nonviolent actions. We could have seen education campaigns, going door to door with a message rather than an ask to support Tom Barrett or whoever else. We could have seen economic boycotts on Walker-supporting businesses, more organizing into broad coalitions around the idea of repealing the rights-stripping collective bargaining law, or an insurgent movement, one that captured the energy of the uprising rather than re-channeled it.
|By: fatster Tuesday June 12, 2012 6:15 am|
Fatster rounds up the news stories you might have missed from June 11, 2012, including snippets and links about Greek blackouts, food shortages, Pakistan supply rutes, Vatican scandals, Syria, Libya, Flame super virus, JP Morgan’s whale, Jeb Bush, market failures, Scott Walker, Curt Schilling, John Bryson and more.