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Koch Family news and analysis from The Nation
August 25, 2016
Who’s Scamming Veterans Now? Why, It’s the Koch Brothers, of Course!
Who else would use American war casualties as an opportunity for profit?
July 14, 2016
Vice President Mike Pence Would Be a Dream for the Koch Brothers
Donald Trump has long boasted of his independence from GOP donors, but that may be changing.
March 22, 2016
How to Fight Big Money in 2016 and Beyond
As Jeb Bush supporters discovered, money can’t make someone a great candidate—but it does function as a gatekeeper for one who is able to run a viable campaign in the first place.
March 21, 2016
The Untold Story of the Texaco Oil Tycoon Who Loved Fascism
Franco’s fuel supplier didn’t live in Berlin or Rome. He lived in New York, and he worked in the Chrysler Building.
February 11, 2016
Start Making Sense: The Secret to Bernie’s Startling Success
Plus: Rick Perlstein on Trump’s triumph and Jane Mayer on the Koch brothers.
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September 4, 2015
Scott Walker Is Trying to Save His Failing Campaign by Bashing Unions
The Republican candidate’s backers plan to spend as much as $16 million on an anti-labor ad campaign. But it won’t work.
August 27, 2015
Rays of Light in the Shadow of Dark Money
Amid the onslaught of anonymous political donations, some grassroots activists are gearing up for a counteroffensive. Here are five promising strategies for 2016 and beyond.
July 23, 2015
Meet ALEC’s Little Brother, ACCE
The right-wing lobby’s newest offshoot is equipping city and county officials with the tools to promote special-interest bills at the local level.
July 15, 2015
The Government May Already Have the Law It Needs to Beat Big Oil
A document revealing Exxon knew as early as 1981 that carbon emissions drive climate change adds weight to suggestions that fossil-fuel companies be prosecuted under a racketeering statute.
May 19, 2015
How the Money Primary Is Undermining Voting Rights
Fifty years ago, African-Americans were denied the right to vote. Now the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.