Archive for August, 2010

 
Billionaire Koch Brothers: “out to destroy progressivism”

Billionaire Koch Brothers: “out to destroy progressivism”

Do you suspect that the Tea Party movement isn’t quite the spontaneous, grass-roots popular uprising its followers would have you believe? ¬†Then this is the read for you:
This week’s issue of the New Yorker has a comprehensive expose on the secretive right-wing political activism of the billionaire Koch brothers, whose Wichita-based energy company has made [...]

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A Kansas Farmer goes to Africa

A Kansas Farmer goes to Africa

Donn Teske, a self-described “red-neck farmer from Kansas” who”d never left the country before, recently found himself in Senegal on fairly short notice.
President of the Kansas Farmers Union, and a star of the movie “What”s the Matter with Kansas?” Donn just returned from two weeks in Kaolack and Dakar. ¬†He participated in an international farmer [...]

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FiveThirtyEight: Is Obama losing his cool?

FiveThirtyEight: Is Obama losing his cool?

Nate Silver, the political forecaster who famously called Obama’s 2008 victory six months before election day, reacts to Robert Gibb’s rant against “the professional left” in an interview with The Hill:
The euphoric feeling among liberals in the days between the election and the inauguration seems so quaint now — like something that happened decades ago [...]

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