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Lee Fang is an investigative journalist with The Nation.
Jeff Bezos's Other Endeavor: Charter Schools, Neoliberal Education Reforms
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013, Source: The Nation
There’s one area where Bezos has been hyper-active, but it is largely unknown to the general public: education reform.
GOP Mogul Behind Drug Rehab 'Torture' Centers Is Bankrolling Opposition to Pot Legalization in Colorado
Posted on: Sep 24, 2012, Source: The Nation
Marijuana legalization would harm kids, says Smart Colorado, a group asking voters to reject a ballot initiative this year to legalize and tax pot.
How Police and Traffic Light Companies Are Conspiring to Give You More Tickets
Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: Republic Report
A self-interested partnership has formed to lobby against accountability methods for these cameras: police unions and for-profit red-light camera companies.
Koch Operative Steered $55 Million to Front Groups Airing Ads Against Democrats; Ads Assailed Candidates Over Abortion, 9/11, Medicare
Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: Republic Report
The Koch brothers are eager to present themselves as small-government libertarians, but their grants to front groups suggest a different set of priorities.
Military Industry Lobbyists Manufacturer Fake Tea Party Outrage Against Cutting Defense Pork
Posted on: May 21, 2012, Source: Republic Report
Defense firms are astro-turfing fake grassroots "outrage" to maintain their fat contracts.
5 Special Interest Groups That Help Keep Marijuana Illegal
Posted on: May 3, 2012, Source: Republic Report
There are entrenched interest groups that are spending large sums of money to keep our broken drug laws on the books.
How The Koch Brothers Spent At Least $3.9 Million In Unreported Partisan Attack Efforts During The 2010 Election
Posted on: Mar 28, 2012, Source: Republic Report
David or Charles Koch don't write big checks to superPACs. That's because the brothers prefer using nonprofit organizations to hide their donations -- and their political spending.
Will Tagg Romney Reap the Benefits of His Father's Endorsement of For-Profit Schools?
Posted on: Feb 24, 2012, Source: Republic Report
On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney is promoting Full Sail University as the future of higher ed. As it turns out, he and his family may have much to gain from that endorsement.
Koch Brothers Convene Super-Secret Billionaires' Meeting for 2012 Elections
Posted on: Feb 3, 2012, Source: Republic Report
Some of America's wealthiest Republicans flew into Palm Springs last weekend to update their stealthy political strategy for 2012.
Thanks to Citizens United, Multinational Mega Lobbyist Firm Salivates Over $4 Billion in Campaign Cash
Posted on: Jan 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The WPP Group is perhaps the most important lobbying corporation you've never heard of.
Tea Party Shills for Corporate America Try to Misdirect Protestors
Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
FreedomWorks is a front group used by Wall Street lobbyists to concoct bank-friendly schemes.
How the Kochs' Shady Oil Speculation May Be Driving Up Gas Prices
Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
Out-of-control speculation has doubled the current price of crude oil. The Kochs pioneered the risky speculation industry that dominates the world’s oil markets today.
How Koch Industries Makes Billions Corrupting Government
Posted on: Mar 2, 2011, Source: ThinkProgress
The Koch's Tea Party libertarianism is actually a thin veneer for the company's long-running history of manipulating the market to pad Koch profits.
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