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Charles Koch Was a John-Bircher Just Like His Dad

Charles Koch Was a John-Bircher Just Like His Dad

New Documents show that Charles Koch (of the notorious Koch brothers) was more than just a rank and file member of The John Birch Society. He was an active participant. The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert W. Welch, Jr. and (among others), Charles’ father, Fred Koch. It was the notorious radical [...]

Koch-Funded Group To Take Creepy Anti-Obamacare Carnival On The Road (Video And Images)

Generation Opportunity, the Koch-funded nonprofit group that created the Creepy Uncle Sam anti-Obamacare campaign last fall, is back with an extremely elaborate new anti-Obamacare ad, which they are taking on the road as a circus-type event. You can’t make this stuff up. Ironically, the first image in the ad looks exactly a coal runner, not Obamacare, [...]

Nobody Brazenly Grabs Power Like Republicans

We’ve heard the right wing spin machine call President Obama a King who has brazenly attempted to usurp power. A Christian Publication said our president is deceitful and added this: (President Obama) …behaves like a king, a dictator – someone who believes that his own pronouncements have the force of law, and who thinks he can [...]

Will Durst: Kochocracy

Will Durst: Kochocracy
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets a bit wound up. Now read this:Koch Brothers Hypocrisy: They Object To Democrats Doing What They Do (Mar 22, 2014) Koch Bros Admit Pouring Money Into Jolly’s House Race To Battle-Test Strategy (Mar 21, 2014) More Political Ads Like This, Please! (Mar [...]

New Book Tells Koch Brothers’ Secrets

Mother Jones senior editor Daniel Schulman has written Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty where he works to unpeel the onion that is he enigma of the Koch brothers. Schulman examines the roots of Charles and David Koch’s libertarian worldview through the lens of their family, including [...]

Al Gore spoke at the University of Chicago Monday and laid it on the line. “I don’t think it’s particularly complicated why they have all cowed into abandoning that position,” Gore said. “They will face primary opponents financed by the Koch Brothers, and others who are part of their group, if they even breathe the [...]

Harry Reid: Koch Bros Are ‘Main Causes’ Of Climate Change

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says David and Charles Koch are one of the “main causes” of climate change. “While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main [...]

Koch Bros Finally Find Tax They Support–On Solar Energy

Taxes are bad, unless they’re on something that is also bad. That seems to be the policy of the Koch Brothers. For the last few months, the Kochs and other big polluters have been spending heavily to fight incentives for renewable energy, which have been adopted by most states. They particularly dislike state laws that [...]

David Koch: 50-50 Chance Republicans Take Back Senate

David Koch says many Republicans want his support (ie, money), but he hasn’t decided yet who he likes best. He does think Republicans can be on the upswing. Koch was at Lincoln Center in New York for the premier of a play. Over dinner at the Youth America Grand Prix gala that followed the ballet [...]

Potential 2016 aspirant Mike Huckabee spoke at this weekend’s “Freedom Summit” conducted by the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity. The way conservatives have been praising Vladimir Putin as a way to put down  President Obama, perhaps lauding Kim Jong-un is next. Huckabee seemed especially determined to show he could compete for conservative votes against politicians like [...]

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