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Goldberg on Koch Bros.

You know all that stuff about the Koch brothers pouring money into our politics? You know all that hoo-ha about Citizens United opening the floodgates for rivers of corporate money that will drown the poor and disenfranchised? Well, here’s a list of the top all-time donors from 1989 to 2012. In the top 20, 14 […]

A 501(c) primer.

WSJ: Oh, yeah, before getting started we can thank Sens. John McCain and Russ Feingold for this convoluted but utterly predictable mess that the campaign finance laws gave us. It’s another lesson in government hubris and the limits of power — money, like rivers of water, will cut their own path when blocked. It’s arrogance […]

So much for that First Amendment thing…

Hey, remember this: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. What a joke that’s become! In the […]

If only George Will were in Congress.

If only George Will were in Congress he could ask Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan these questions: — It would be naughty to ask you about litigation heading for the Supreme Court concerning this: Does Congress have the right, under its enumerated power to regulate interstate commerce, to punish the inactivity of not purchasing health […]

Club for Growth quickies.

Be sure to check out these links, via Club for Growth: McCain Letter Demanded 2006 Action on Fannie and Freddie The Stock Market During the Bush Years Job Creators Prefer John McCain 4-to-1 Over Barack Obama Fear Will Subside, by Steve Forbes Ex–Fannie Mae chief Frank Raines lands a $5-million penthouse. (related: see here) George […]

But of course!

Organized labor’s effort for Democrats this year is its biggest ever — and as in 2004, it is roughly equal to spending on Republicans by big business. Political action committees through July 2008 have contributed $130.5 million on behalf of union members to Democratic candidates for Congress and the White House and organizations that support […]