Daily Archives: April 24, 2018



Published on Jul 13, 2010

In Ralph Nader’s book a few American billionaires want to return power to the people – a work of fiction


The Kochs & the Nazis: Book Reveals Billionaires’ Father Built Key Oil Refinery for the Third Reich

Democracy Now!

Published on Jan 20, 2016

http://democracynow.org – In her new book, “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer explores how the Koch brothers and fellow right-wing billionaires have funded a political machine aimed at shaping elections and public policy. The book contains a number of revelations and new details. Mayer begins with revealing that the Kochs’ father, industrialist Fred Koch, helped build an oil refinery in Nazi Germany—a project approved personally by Adolf Hitler. The refinery was critical to the Nazi war effort, fueling German warplanes. Mayer joins us to discuss.

The Koch Brothers’ “Dark Money” | Jane Mayer

CBC News: The NationalPublished on Feb 26, 2016

Investigative journalist Jane Mayer explains how the Koch brothers have used their billions to shift American policies to the far right.

Could Citizens United Help Foreign Billionaires Buy This Election? An FEC Commissioner Speaks Out

Democracy Now!

Published on Apr 5, 2016

http://democracynow.org – The release of the Panama Papers comes amid growing concern about undisclosed campaign contributions here in the United States, so-called dark money. Now, some members of the Federal Election Commission are calling for greater enforcement of campaign finance regulations and a narrower interpretation of the Citizens United ruling, which opened the floodgates for unlimited corporate spending on election campaigns. We speak with FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, whose op-ed in The New York Times, “Taking On Citizens United,” argues Americans deserve assurances from American corporations that they are not using the money of foreign shareholders to influence the country’s elections. She also calls for federal and state policymakers to ensure corporations are not being used as a front to allow foreign money to seep into U.S. elections. The FEC is the government watchdog tasked with keeping federal elections fair, but it has come to a virtual standstill since its three Democratic and three Republican members are in partisan gridlock.

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC

Published on Nov 1, 2011

The Story of Citizens United v. FEC: “Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge” explores the history of the American corporation and corporate political spending, the appropriate roles of citizens and for-profit corporations in a democracy and the toxic impact the Citizens United decision is already having on our political process. It ends with a call to amend the U.S. constitution to confirm that people—not corporations—make the decisions in a democracy. Free Range A Brand and Innovation Studio on a Mission. Advertising that empowers. Experiences that engage millions. Innovative design that changes lives. www.freerange.com

Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission- With Credits

Published on Apr 21, 2011

A video explaining the Supreme Court Case Citizens United v. FEC and the impact it has had on campaigns.

The Koch Brothers in 80 Seconds


Published on May 7, 2015

Charles and David Koch run one of America’s largest private businesses

Who Are The Koch Brothers & How Much Power Do They Have?

NowThis World
Published on Sep 13, 2015

What Do Billionaires Really Want in Politics? http://testu.be/1t9GH46
Over past election cycles, the Koch brothers have funneled millions of dollars into U.S. politics. So how powerful are the Koch Brothers? Learn More: Charts: How Much Have the Kochs Spent on the 2012 Election? http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2…
“Charles and David Koch arguably have been liberals’ biggest bogeymen of the 2012 election.” The Kochs put a price on 2016: $889 million http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01…
“The Koch brothers’ operation intends to spend $889 million in the run-up to the 2016 elections – a historic sum that in many ways would mark Charles and David Koch and their fellow conservative megadonors as more powerful than the official Republican Party. How Citizens United Has Changed Politics in 5 Years http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2…
“Five years ago Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that dramatically reshaped the business of politics in the U.S.” Beyond The Boogeyman http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report…
“The sign of higher intelligence, it’s said, is the ability to hold opposite ideas in one’s head and continue functioning.”

What You Don’t Know About the Koch Brothers


Published on Nov 24, 2014

May 22 (Bloomberg) –- “Sons of Wichita” Author Daniel Schulman discusses the Koch brothers and their influence in the Republican party. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg) –Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg “Market Makers” brings you analysis, insight and A-list guests who influencing Wall Street and the global economy. The business news show is hosted by Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle and covers the biggest companies in finance and the leaders who run them. Companies of discussion range from bulge-bracket banks: Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Credit Suisse and Bank of America to mid-size and boutique firms such as Jefferies, Piper Jaffray, Cowen and more. Whether the day’s stories cover “too big to fail” Wall Street banks, billion dollar deals, the latest insider trading scheme, or the Street’s reaction to Dodd-Frank, “Market Makers” taps leading analysis and A-list guests to shed light on global finance.