Politics

Koch Brothers: We’re ‘Failures’ at Buying Influence

Koch Brothers: We’re ‘Failures’ at Buying Influence

The Koch brothers, who are spending about $1 billion on the 2016 presidential election, are downplaying the amount of political influence their bottomless pockets can buy. “I’m kind of like Martin Luther when he was on trial and he said, here I stand, I can do no other,” said Charles Koch in a recent interview. […]

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    4 Justin Trudeau Campaign Promises That Could Make Canada a Green Powerhouse

    4 Justin Trudeau Campaign Promises That Could Make Canada a Green Powerhouse

    Holy smokes. Polls are in and Canadians across the country are expressing surprise at the strong win for the federal Liberal party. While there’s much ink to be spilled over former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s reign, he’s likely locked in a bathroom now, so we’ll save that for another, less change-y time. Canadian broadcaster CBC projects a new […]

    John Oliver and Mike Meyers: ‘Do Not Vote for Stephen Harper’

    John Oliver and Mike Meyers: ‘Do Not Vote for Stephen Harper’

    Today is election day in Canada. So John Oliver took the opportunity last night on Last Week Tonight to tear apart current Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Oliver critiques all of the candidates on the ballot, but especially Harper, who has been in office for nearly a decade. “Don’t be deceived by his bland exterior. Where there […]

    Larry David as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live: ‘We Need a Revolution’

    Larry David as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live: ‘We Need a Revolution’

    Last night’s opening skit of Saturday Night Live on the reenactment of the Democratic debate was glorious. With Larry David as Bernie Sanders, Alec Baldwin as Jim Webb, Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, Kyle Mooney as Lincoln Chafee, Taran Killam as Martin O’Malley and hosted by Jon Rudnitsky as CNN’s Anderson Cooper, it couldn’t have been better. “Hello, Hello, Hello … […]

    Bernie Puts Corporate Greed Center Stage, Hillary Holds Her Own at #DemDebate

    Bernie Puts Corporate Greed Center Stage, Hillary Holds Her Own at #DemDebate

    The Democratic party’s first presidential debate of its 2016 candidates showed the country that the party has stronger candidates and a clearer common agenda than many people may have expected after a summer dominated by the antics of angry Republicans. #DemDebate: The finer points on US foreign policy http://t.co/tCWKBqeZO1 pic.twitter.com/Xd9jB3xRbt — Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) […]

    Carl Pope: Another Tea Party Assault on Democracy

    Carl Pope: Another Tea Party Assault on Democracy

    The House Freedom Caucus is correct in lamenting that the media have trivialized their true goals by focusing on the personality of the next Speaker of the House. They are wrong to believe that a focus on their deep agenda would help their cause—for that agenda is to restore minority, not democratic, control of the […]

    Mark Ruffalo: Entire GOP Has ‘Turned Their Back on Science’

    Mark Ruffalo: Entire GOP Has ‘Turned Their Back on Science’

    Mark Ruffalo spoke yesterday at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania as part of a campus residency. He was awarded the 2015 Rose-Walters Prize for Environmental Activism by the college in May. He was on campus yesterday to “educate students on activism and the importance of water quality awareness,” according to PennLive. Ruffalo, who describes himself as “an actor and […]