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The Real John Tyner: Anti-Labor Extremist, Anti-Gay Marriage, Pals With Neo-Confederates and John Bircher Conspiracy Theorists, And Deceives America

On the same day he posted his famous “don’t touch my junk” TSA video, Tyner destroyed evidence that would have exposed his deception, because he feared that if he didn’t, the public wouldn’t believe his “don’t touch my junk” story with the TSA.

April 30th, 2011 | Comments (50)

Did You Fall for It? America's Outrage Over TSA "Porn Scanners" Was Right-Wing PR to Prevent Workers from Unionizing

Really? This is the year that the Republican right-wing, backed by corporate sponsors like the billionaire Koch brothers, have declared all-out war on public sector unions. It’s the culmination of a decades-long crusade against organized labor, which has only hit…

April 28th, 2011 | Comments (62)

eXiled Editor Mark Ames Talks With Amy Goodman About The Kochs, Oligarchy & Wealth Inequality On Democracy Now!

  Mark Ames goes on the Amy Goodman Show on Democracy Now! to talk about the Koch brothers’ shocking election mailer to their workers, the subject of Ames’ latest cover story feature for The Nation magazine co-authored with labor journalist…

April 25th, 2011 | Comments (19)

Mark Ames Talks About Shocking New Koch Revelations With Dylan Ratigan

Mark Ames talks with Dylan Ratigan about his investigative article in The Nation magazine, co-authored with labor journalist Mike Elk, exposing the scary and bizarre propaganda and elections influencing that Koch Industries now forces on its employees. Watch the video…

April 21st, 2011 | Comments (15)

Big Brothers: Thought Control At Koch

  This article was first published in The Nation. On the eve of the November midterm elections, Koch Industries sent an urgent letter to most of its 50,000 employees advising them on whom to vote for and warning them about…

April 20th, 2011 | Comments (27)

Charles Koch: "I paid Peter Suderman $6.25/hr and all I got was this lousy farm subsidy analysis"

April 11th, 2011 | Comments (1)

The Koch-Whore Archipelago: How The Billionaire Kochs Screwed My Scoop While Screwing America

  Update: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan makes it official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine “are the two journalists who broke the story about these brothers and the Tea Party in 2009 before anyone believed them.” Watch the episode here and here.  It’s been…

March 25th, 2011 | Comments (26)

Dylan Ratigan Makes It Official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine Broke The Koch Brothers' Takeover Of America

The biggest story of the past year—the takeover of America by the billionaire Koch brothers—was first reported by eXiled Online editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine over two years ago, in a controversial article for Playboy. Dylan Ratigan sets the…

March 24th, 2011 | Comments (18)

George Soros vs Koch Brothers: Political Spending Showdown

March 23rd, 2011 | Leave Comment


  The following is an email sent to us by an anonymous eXiled reader: George Mason University is nothing but a farm team for the Koch bros. Starting at George Mason, the Kochs groom their little recruits as foot-soldiers ready…

March 23rd, 2011 | Comments (27)

eXiled eXclusive: Charles and David Koch Made The Inaugural Ceremony Carpet Under President Obama's Feet

Yes, the Kochs are everywhere. Even under our feet. See that plush red and blue carpet cascading down the steps of the United States Capitol building, framing President Barack Obama as he makes his historic inaugural address? It’s made from…

January 27th, 2011 | Comments (14)

We, The Spiteful

In the summer of 2004, I published an article in the New York Press that answered Thomas Frank’s question “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” The Bush-Kerry campaign was heating up, and it was clear to me that the American left…

January 22nd, 2011 | Comments (100)

"Mark at the Mic": Mark Ames on the Dylan Ratigan Show talking about Giffords Assassination-Rampage, Decline & Inequality

Mark Ames was back on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show yesterday talking about the Tuscon assassination-rampage murder, the degeneration of America’s political class and how growing inequality makes everything and everyone shittier. To quote eXiled hero Charles Portis, “We’re weaker…

January 12th, 2011 | Comments (33)

Freemarket Failures: Investors Prefer Doing Business With Hugo Chavez Over Billionaire Koch Brothers

You didn’t hear this on Fox News or the Drudge Report, but on October 10 Venezuela seized and nationalized a massive fertilizer plant part-owned by Koch Industries. The media silence is a bit puzzling. You’d think that the seizure of…

January 5th, 2011 | Comments (30)

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine Respond to Libertarian Blogger Glenn Greenwald

Note: This letter, printed in The Nation on November 24, 2010, is a response to Glenn Greenwald of the libertarian Cato Institute‘s attack on an article we published, titled “TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal.” *** Normally…

November 24th, 2010 | Comments (87)

TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal

This article was published in The Nation on November 23, 2010 Does anyone else sense something strange is going on with the apparently spontaneous revolt against the TSA? This past week, the media turned an “ordinary guy,” 31-year-old Californian John…

November 24th, 2010 | Comments (21)

WATCH: Mark Ames Is Back On MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show, Talking About The Tea Baggers' Slave Mentality, And America's "Virtual Democracy"

Mark Ames appeared on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show to talk about the Tea Party slave mentality, how Ames and Levine scooped their journalism peers on the billionaire Koch brothers’ furtive sponsorship of the Tea Party campaign, and how America’s…

October 20th, 2010 | Comments (37)

Tea Party Republicans Are Nothing But Big Government Whores, Just Like Their Billionaire Masters

  This article was first published on If tea party candidates were serious about stopping runaway spending and bringing fiscal responsibility to Washington, they would have to address one of the most egregious wastes of taxpayer dollars: federal farm…

October 5th, 2010 | Comments (30)

Anatomy of a Libertard: Will Wilkinson And the Koch-Funded Nomenklatura

Will Wilkinson: Libertard With Sadditude Ever since Yasha and I first broke the story about the Koch brothers financing the Tea Party Campaign in February of 2009, I’ve been wondering: Have all those billions that the Brothers Koch invested into their…

October 3rd, 2010 | Comments (69)

7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

An abridged version of this article was first published in the New York Observer Mainstream America is finally getting to know the billionaire brothers backing the libertarian movement, thanks to a pair of dueling profiles in New York and The…

September 4th, 2010 | Comments (14)