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Broke the Koch Brothers' Takeover of America
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By Yasha Levine
Wikileaks Expose: Kochs, Neocons and Covert Regime Change Ops

If the Kochs are so anti-interventionist, then why does a 2005 State Department cable show Charles Koch’s premier libertarian think-tank in the former Soviet Union, circle-jerking with one of the most notorious CIA/State Department front-groups for the American Empire?

Oct 17, 2011 | Comments (22)

By Gary Brecher
War Nerd: Ben Grierson, Actual Hero

There are actual American heroes. Not a lot, and you don’t hear much about them, but there are a few. I don’t mean working moms who spend their Saturdays spooning soup into winos. I mean classic citizen-soldiers who get it right every…

Oct 16, 2011 | Comments (81)

By Team eXiled
Separated at Headblade: Radley Balko...and Joe the Plumber?

Separated at Headblade: Radley Balko… and Joe the Plumber?

Oct 15, 2011 | Comments (7)

By Gary Brecher
The War Nerd: The Mayan Caste War--Vivan Los Machetes

Some of the weirdest, longest wars around have been on the other side of the Big River, but for some reason most American war nerds would rather read about Eurasian battles. Not sure why, except I remember when I was…

Oct 10, 2011 | Comments (51)


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By Mark Ames
"Ideas For Sale": How Dime Store Minigarch Art Pope Became The Koch Kingpin Of North Carolina

Thanks to Pope’s investments into ideas, North Carolina’s politics have been transformed from the mind up, from ideas generated in universities, to the level of public politics and policy. It’s sort of like global warming: With climate change, some species will thrive in the altered environment (jellyfish and algae, for example) and some will die out (polar bears, coral reef).

Oct 6, 2011 | Comments (31)

By Pancho Montana
Mexico Drug War Dispatch: How The Drug Wars Ruined Monterrey's Killer Club Scene

The only difference between now and 2006 is that every fucking bad thing that happens in the city just keeps getting worse: Rising death toll, more cars are stolen, more shootouts and attacks against the police than ever before, more kidnappings, more businesses closing…

Sep 30, 2011 | Comments (40)

By Mark Ames
Dylan Ratigan Talks To Yasha Levine And Mark Ames About Kochs, Hayek, And "Ideas For Sale"

Yasha Levine and Mark Ames went on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show today to talk about their scoop in The Nation magazine about Charles Koch and Friedrich Hayek’s secret love affair with Social Security. While the private letters of Koch and…

Sep 29, 2011 | Comments (24)