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From Public Citizen's Corporate Presidency site: "44 Trump administration officials have close ties to the Koch brothers and their network of political groups, particularly Vice President Mike Pence, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney."

Dark Money author Jane Mayer on The Dangers of President Pence, New Yorker, Oct. 23 issue on-line

Can Time Inc. Survive the Kochs? November 28, 2017 By
..."This year, among the Kochs’ aims is to spend a projected four hundred million dollars in contributions from themselves and a small group of allied conservative donors they have assembled, to insure Republican victories in the 2018 midterm elections. Ordinarily, political reporters for Time magazine would chronicle this blatant attempt by the Kochs and their allies to buy political influence in the coming election cycle. Will they feel as free to do so now?"...

"Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America" see: our site, and George Monbiot's essay on this key book by historian Nancy MacLean.

Full interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer March 29, 2017, Democracy Now! about her article, "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency."

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast from the Women's March on Washington

The Economics of Happiness -- new version

Local Futures offers a free, shortened version of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. This 19-minute abridged version "brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis." www.localfutures.org.

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February 17, 2018

From PyeongChang to Lasting Peace

Read the latest from Korea -- North and South -- with moving video of finale of North Korean concert in the South... but also: "US-led War Games: The greatest obstacle to peace"

February 16, 2018

It's Time to Deal With Trumputin's Second Amendment Idiocy

"The Second Amendment is now being deliberately misinterpreted by a predatory industry, a corrupt corporate elite, and an uncaring, would-be dictator. They are protecting the bottom line of a for-p...

February 15, 2018

V-Day celebrates 20th anniversary of action against violence

Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-confo...

February 10, 2018

While the Two Koreas Talk, Trump Is Throwing Shade

Christine Ahn: "The White House seems hell bent on hijacking an Olympic moment of inter-Korean unity... By now it’s clear that serious military plans are being drawn up to strike North Korea befo...

February 05, 2018

Korea: What the Generals Aren’t Telling You

In this well researched piece, Mina Hamilton gives us all another reason -- in fact 24 of them -- for why a war in Korea must be unimaginable.

February 05, 2018

Rosa Parks Was My Aunt. Here’s What You Don’t Know About Her.

"This week would’ve marked her 105th birthday," writes Urana McCauley, " — it’s time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative."

February 02, 2018

Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

Miriam Pemberton writes: "The president and his party are now looking to add somewhere between $30 and $70 billion more in military spending to their budget for next year — on top of the increase...

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