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David Koch, one of the richest men in America and owner of the largest private energy company in the United States took to the stage over the Christmas holiday to receive praise for his $2.5 million sponsorship of the American Ballet Theatre's production of the Nutcracker... and a strange thing happened.
Microsoft Funds Koch’s Climate-Denying Tea Party Conference | Microsoft Corporation, which argues that climate pollution requires a “ comprehensive and global response ,” is sponsoring the Koch brothers’ Tea Party convention taking place in Washington, DC. Microsoft is a “gold sponsor” of the Americans For Prosperity Foundation’s fifth annual Defending The American Dream Summit, cheek and jowl with top climate denial front groups like the Heartland Institute, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour, RJ Eskow -- a fellow at the Campaign for America's Future and host of The Breakdown -- and Joshua Holland untangle the ugly fiction that half the country are indolent "takers," while half are tax-paying "makers."
By David Edwards Monday, October 3, 2011 9:00 EDT Over 67 years after 14-year-old George Junius Stinney Jr. was put to death by the state of South Carolina, he may soon be cleared of the crime that people familiar with the case say he never could have committed.
This is the second in a three-part series this week previewing the upcoming October term.
In May 2008, a unit of Koch Industries Inc., one of the world’s largest privately held companies, sent Ludmila Egorova-Farines, its newly hired compliance officer and ethics manager, to investigate the management of a subsidiary in Arles in southern France.
Michael Moore is our guest on Book TV's In Depth today. The award-winning documentary filmmaker and former editor of Mother Jones magazine will spend three hours taking viewers’ calls, emails and tweets on topics like the economy, voter apathy, globalization, and the fight against terrorism. The Flint, Michigan native is the author of several books, including the bestsellers, “Downsize This,” “Dude, Where’s My Country?”
By Muriel Kane Sunday, October 2, 2011 20:06 EDT
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who will bring fresh ideas to the nation's capital.
By David Edwards Tuesday, October 11, 2011 13:40 EDT
A just-published bombshell article in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine implicates Koch Industries , the company controlled by Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch , in dozens of criminal acts around the globe over the past three decades.
The Transport Workers Union, among the first unions to support the Occupy Wall Street protesters, is going to court to prevent the city from forcing its members to drive buses carrying arrested protesters. Several empty buses were commandeered Saturday during the mass arrests at the Brooklyn Bridge and MTA supervisors ordered drivers to drive them: But that violates the contract between Local 100 and the MTA, Samuelsen said.