Politics

Koch Brothers: Apocalyptical Forces of Ignorance and Greed, Says RFK Jr.

Koch Brothers: Apocalyptical Forces of Ignorance and Greed, Says RFK Jr.

At this year’s Waterkeeper Alliance conference in Boulder, Colorado, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivered a provocative unscripted keynote that lambasted the carbon lobby for undermining democracy and subverting the common right to a healthy environment. Speaking to a group of activists, including more than 200 Waterkeepers from 30 nations, Kennedy declared, “We are engaged, as Abraham Lincoln said, ‘in a great Civil War.’” This […]

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    Scott Walker Punked With $900M Check From Koch Brothers

    Scott Walker Punked With $900M Check From Koch Brothers

    At a restaurant in New Hampshire yesterday, 23-year old Tyler McFarland played a trick on presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. McFarland approached Walker with a sign reading “Walker 4 President” and asked to take a photo with him. Walker obliged, but just before the photo was taken McFarland flipped his sign over to […]

    Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’

    Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’

    The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines an “oligarchy” as: “A government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.” Former President Jimmy Carter had some choice words for our form of government, post-Citizen’s United, on my radio program last week. When I asked him his thoughts on the state of American politics […]

    Hillary ‘Skeptical’ of Obama’s Plans to Allow Oil Drilling in the Arctic

    Hillary ‘Skeptical’ of Obama’s Plans to Allow Oil Drilling in the Arctic

    Hillary Clinton has been heavily criticized by voters and her opponent Bernie Sanders for continually dodging questions about hot button environmental issues such as the Keystone XL pipeline, fracking and Arctic drilling. Clinton, however, did declare in her first major campaign speech that climate change “is one of the defining threats of our time” and released a climate and […]

    Will Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume Kill His Presidential Hopes?

    Will Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Anti-Green Resume Kill His Presidential Hopes?

    The latest politician to leap toward the GOP nomination is widely known as America’s most anti-green governor. But he has a critical decision coming up that could help change that. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has established a national reputation as a leading enemy of renewable energy and enhanced energy efficiency. Kasich scrapped energy program that created […]

    John Oliver’s Beef With Chicken Giants May Have Impacted U.S. Policy

    John Oliver’s Beef With Chicken Giants May Have Impacted U.S. Policy

    John Oliver, comedic anchorman of HBO show Last Week Tonight, made feathers fly when he took on the poultry industry in a May 2015 episode. Last week, it became clear that his gripe with Big Chicken had echoed all the way to the Capitol. Oliver used his HBO show to attack the giant poultry processors—Tyson Foods, […]

    Koch Brothers Exposed for Campaign Contributions to 19 Members of Congress Who Voted to Deny Fair Compensation to Asbestos Victims

    Koch Brothers Exposed for Campaign Contributions to 19 Members of Congress Who Voted to Deny Fair Compensation to Asbestos Victims

    House Judiciary Committee members who voted for a bill that could delay or deny fair compensation to asbestos victims received almost $3.3 million in campaign contributions over the last five years from companies that would benefit from the legislation, according to an investigation of federal records by Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund. The so-called […]

    Bernie Sanders Draws Biggest Turnout for Maine Democratic Rally in 25 Years

    Bernie Sanders Draws Biggest Turnout for Maine Democratic Rally in 25 Years

    Maine is a small state—1.3 million. Its largest city is Portland, with a population of 66,000. Maine is one of the few states where presidential national delegates are chosen at local caucuses. The Maine Democratic Presidential Caucuses will be held on March 6, 2016—8 months from now. And the General Election is still 16 months […]

    ‘Koch Brothers’ Puppet’ Scott Walker Announces Presidential Run​

    ‘Koch Brothers’ Puppet’ Scott Walker Announces Presidential Run​

    There’s been buzz for a couple of years around the potential presidential campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Today he made it official: he’s running and is now the 15th candidate to enter the GOP presidential race. Walker has been widely touted as a frontrunner and someone who actually could snag the nomination, unlike some of the candidates in […]