The Koch Brothers, from “The Joker’s Wild” deck of cards by Greg Palast and Bob Grossman. Click here for all cards.
By Greg Palast
The untold story of the sources of the loot controlled by Paul “The Vulture” Singer, Ken Langone and the Kochs—and why they need to buy the White House
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Tagged asbestos, campaign finance, Citizens United, class war, Ken Langone, kingmakers, koch brothers, oil, Paul Singer, Supreme Court
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By Annie Leonard
Story of Stuff Project
Season Two launched on March 1st with The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, an exploration of the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy.
By Robert C. Koehler
REMINDER (for those of you in the Chicago area), my book-launch celebration party will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the ledgendary Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago. My new book, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, is now on sale. Please see info following this week’s column.
Thud goes hope. Whatever the causes of “voter dissatisfaction” and voter despair that gave the party of destruction so much power back, I sit in dread the next morning not so much of the results as of the phenomenon of openly purchased elections.
“The midterms have shattered spending records for a nonpresidential contest, providing a likely blueprint for the frenzy to come when the White House is up for grabs in two years.”
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Tagged Citizens United, corporate elections, corporate personhood, Courage Grows Strong at the Wound, fake elections, fec, organized money, unverifiable voting
Foreign Contributions and the
Supreme’s Overdue Decision on Campaign Funding
The Supreme Court of the United States will soon announce a major decision on our lightly controlled system of campaign funding. Will it retain some limitations on corporate influence or will the court blow the lid off and cause a perpetual flood of unrestricted corporate contributions?
An additional outcome may surprise and shock the public.
If the Supreme Court overturns the lower court’s decision, foreign nationals, corporations, and governments with partial ownership of U.S. corporations will, in effect, end up contributing to and influencing U.S. candidates in federal elections. Continue reading