Koch Brothers

Trump Appears Hell-Bent on Ending Immigration to America Altogether

If you happened to take a breather over the past few days you may have missed that Donald Trump told the DACA negotiators last Thursday that he …

Donald Trump

Interview with NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross on the art of the Q&A, the guest that most surprised her, and how she salvages a tanking interview

2:55 AM ET, January 15, 2018<p><b>While most media handled the use of “shithole” with professionalism, fewer were successful in exploring the racist</b> …

Tanking

Will Smith calls for NBA All-Star Ben Simmons

West Philadelphia born-and-raised Hollywood superstar Will Smith has joined the bandwagon to get the 76ers' Australian rookie Ben Simmons into the …

NBA All-Star

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

U.S. Politics

John Jay College rejects money from Koch brothers

CUNY and its faculty are constantly crying poverty, but some money is simply no good to them.<p>The president of John Jay College said the school will …

New York City

Democrats and the End(s) of Politics

Photo by Carlos Pacheco | CC BY 2.0<p><i><br>Capitalism Trumps Democracy</i><p>A paradox at the intersection of capitalism and representative democracy is that under …

Liberal View

Koch Foundation's $80K donation to American Society of News Editors for freedom of information hotline adds to concerns the Kochs are “whitewashing” image

2:10 AM ET, January 14, 2018<p><b>Condé Nast to issue a code of conduct this month and stop working with photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, who</b> …

Sheryl Sandberg

Right-to-try legislation offers false hope and would endanger patients

First Opinion<p>W<p>ith Congress back from its December recess, the House of Representatives is facing mounting pressure from multiple quarters, including …

Medicine

New Report on Radioactive Tap Water Renews Concerns About Trump Nominee for Top Environmental Role

A new five-year investigation revealing that more than 170 million Americans were drinking water contaminated with radioactive elements is also …

Liberal View

What’s a Climate Denial Funder Doing on the American Museum of Natural History Board?

Selecting trustees for your prestigious New York cultural board would seem an easy enough process. Start with upper-crust old money — your …

New York City

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now world’s richest

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has become the richest person in the world after making $6.1 billion in just five trading days in 2018 and is now …

Wealth

From Apple to Koch, big businesses say Trump is wrong on immigration

<b>By Heather Long | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – America’s biggest businesses – from Apple to Koch Industries – have cheered President Donald Trump’s …

Immigration

Apple's Tim Cook and More Than 100 CEOs Urge Congress to Protect Dreamers

Apple's Tim Cook on Wednesday joined over 100 other CEOs in urging the U.S. Congress to pass a bill to protect young immigrants before the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program expires. For those unfamiliar with the program, DACA gives about 800,000 illegal immigrants who entered …

Koch Industries

Trump tackles prison reform: 'We can help break this vicious cycle'

WASHINGTON — President Trump invited governors, faith leaders and conservative activists to the White House Thursday to discuss a law-and-order issue with a fiscally conservative twist: Prison reform.<p>The focus is on programs to help prisoners re-enter the workforce and reduce the rate of recidivism …

Donald Trump

If Democrats Want the Support of Millennials, They Should Cut Ties with the Fossil Fuel Industry

As the record of the GOP shows, politicians trying to please Big Oil donors cannot be counted on to make decisions in line with what science says is …

Climate

From Sheldon Adelson to Abigail Johnson: Here are the richest people in Massachusetts, according to AffluenceIQ - Boston Business Journal

By David L. Harris <br>– Associate Managing Editor, Boston Business Journal<p>Jan 10, 2018, 1:08pm EST<p>Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino mogul who was …

Boston

Powerful politician says Florida cities have too much power and can’t be sanctuaries

As he plots a possible run for governor, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran is aggressively using the Legislature as a bully pulpit to court …

Government

Who are the Mercers, the wealthy backers of Breitbart?

Steve Bannon, once hailed as the mastermind behind Donald Trump, was forced to step down from his post at Breitbart. Bannon has run afoul not only of …

Donald Trump

Forget Trump or Oprah. Here's the billionaires likely to donate to US politics these midterms

Midterms are coming up in the United States and cashed-up billionaires are looking for ways to get involved.<p>While there were a handful of special …

Elections

Worst of 2017

Amber Sherlock’s hissy fit in which she directed colleague Julie Snook to don a jacket before a <b>Nine News Now</b> broadcast was the biggest Blunder of the …

TV (Australia)

McConnell reaches out to 'Hillbilly Elegy' author about Senate run

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has spoken to "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance about a potential run for Senate in Ohio following GOP candidate Josh Mandel's unexpected departure from the race last week, a source familiar with the call confirmed to CNN.<p>The top Senate Republican …

U.S. Politics

Most Americans say U.S. STEM education is middling, new poll finds

In this file photo, a high school student at a Mississippi school works on a math assignment. Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger ReportOne of the …

Education

FEC’s New Facebook Ruling Requires Ad Sharing Info Yet Gives Reformers Little to Like

A December Federal Election Commission ruling will require Facebook ads to let internet users know which organizations are behind election …

Government

Deregulatory Successes Point to Direction for Trump Administration

Even as CNN talking heads remain in shock that Donald Trump is actually president, and the man himself apparently sees social media as a means to go …

Barack Obama

Conservative group launches Orlando programs for Puerto Rican evacuees

A national conservative group is launching a series of new outreach programs in Orlando on Tuesday to help Puerto Ricans dislocated by Hurricane …

Orlando

Why Do the Koch Brothers Want a Convention of States?

We should've learned by now that talk of secession and the 10th amendment do not end well.<p>It was only a small item in <i>The Lincoln Journal-Star</i><i>.</i> It concerned an idea hatched by a Nebraska state senator named Paul Schumacher, who represents a district in what Nebraskans call the Unicameral in and …

Government

The climate change misinformation at a top museum is not a conservative conspiracy

A sign at the American Museum of Natural History has outdated information about climate change<p>Over the weekend, Twitter users — including some climate scientists — were upset by a plaque at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York which seems to be spreading misinformation about …

Climate

'Museums should be accessible': the backlash to the Met's new pricing policy

The decision to charge out-of-state visitors a set $25 fee has enraged many who believe the New York institution’s ‘staggering wealth’ should make access easier<p>When the Metropolitan Museum of Art introduced their pay-what-you-wish policy in 1970, Richard Nixon was president, Elvis Presley was alive …

Museums

Met Museum needs to live up to its history and its public

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time in 48 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will begin charging some of its visitors a fixed and mandatory admission fee. Starting March 1, anyone visiting the museum from outside New York state will have to pay to enter the Met's hallowed halls: $25 for adults, $17 for …

Opinion

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

The Capital Times, Jan. 3<p>New Year's resolution: Consign Scott Walker to the dustbin of history<p>There is no way that Wisconsin's 2018 could be worse …

Business