Koch Brothers

How Dark Money Works

Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 in the Citizens United case that political contributions are speech and should be protected, the floodgates of anonymous political contributions have opened. But does absolute funding corrupt absolutely?

I found this a tad disconcerting, if you will. Back in August, the New Yorker ran a lengthy profile on the Koch brothers, heads of the largest private company in the U.S., Koch Industries. The article focused mainly on David, the less reclusive of the two (the other, older brother, Charles, remains out of the limelight by not doing things like bestowing $100 million to the New York Sate Theater, as David did), and the company the two lead, which rakes in around an estimated $100 billion in annual revenues.

Persona Management Software: A little birdie created your opinion

A Daily Kos post by Happy Rockefeller about the recent tearing back of the flesh of the media that has revealed the very real propaganda that makes up much of its sinew and tissue -- the result of the work of WikiLeaks, Anonymous, mainstream media stories about the Koch Brothers, prank calls by alt-weekly editors to state governors and the like -- worries that it poses a real threat to social stability and the well-being of the general public.