Posts Tagged with "Politics"

Surprise, Surprise: The Koch Brothers Have their Dirty Hands All Over the Tar Sands

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Surprise, Surprise: The Koch Brothers Have their Dirty Hands All Over the Tar Sands

The secretive Koch Brothers — two billionaire oilmen who own Wichita, KS-based Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned company in the US — have been getting a lot of attention lately. And I’m willing to bet they’re not too happy about any of it. The latest revelation is that Koch interests process a quarter [...]

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Coal Owns Congress: Follow the Money Trail

Monday, August 16, 2010

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Last week you may have heard about how International Coal Group is conspiring to pour money into three key election races in Kentucky and West Virginia. Now you can track which of our elected representatives have already sold out to the coal industry, thanks to this DirtyEnergyMoney.org, a new online database from our friends at [...]

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Big Oil Profits, We Pay

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Lamar McKay, president and chairman of BP America, waits to testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Tracy A Woodward-The Washington Post

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What progressives can learn from last night’s presidential debate

Saturday, September 27, 2008

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(RAN is a nonpartisan organization that takes no stand on any political candidates. The observations below are intended to be a reflection on strategy and communication for activists and organizers, not as an endorsement of either candidate, or a comment on the policies or positions they represent.) Last night I saw Obama debate McCain. It [...]

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In defense of Community Organizers

Thursday, September 4, 2008

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When I turned on my TV last night, I was shocked to see major political figures dissing community organizers. From what I could tell, community organizing is a job for lightweights who want to avoid responsibility. “Oh my gosh,” I thought, “I’ve wasted my entire career!” Then I turned off the TV and did a [...]

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