The Seminar Network, which includes the constellation of groups funded by the billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and around 700 like-minded conservatives and libertarians who contribute at least $100,000 annually, will now operate as Stand Together.
Freedom Partners, an entity that was once used to air campaign
commercials, will cease to exist. Americans for Prosperity will now
oversee all political and policy efforts. Groups that cater to specific
constituencies, like Libre for Latinos or Concerned Veterans for
America, have moved under the AFP umbrella.
If you doubt the United States is controlled by the rich and corporations:
In 2019, state legislatures across the country are enacting radical
new restrictions on abortion. Alabama banned virtually all abortions.
Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio banned all abortions after six
weeks, which is before many women even know they are pregnant. Missouri
banned abortion after nine weeks.
While these policies are extreme, the politicians responsible have the financial backing of some of America’s largest companies. In their corporate literature, these companies present themselves as champions of women and gender equality. But they have collectively donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians seeking to roll back reproductive rights.
Some organizations and corporations are still promoting the use of nuclear power. How dumb is that?
A massive concrete dome built during the Cold War to contain waste from US Nuclear testing has degraded and began leaking nuclear waste into the Pacific Ocean, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has confirmed.
“Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next,” Justice Bryer wrote in his dissent (pdf), in which Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan joined.
Some observers expressed fear one of the those caes could be Roe v. Wade.
It’s not just Trump’s golf courses that recruited undocumented immigrants. The Trump vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia, also hired them according to several employees.
60 of the largest corporations in the United States paid no income taxes for 2018 despite earning a composite $79 billion in net income. Worse, these companies actually received $4.3 billion in tax rebates.
When using social media to report on President Donald Trump’s
comments, many major corporate media outlets often succeed only in
amplifying his misinformation and lies instead of setting the record
straight, according to a new study.
After examining about 2,000 tweets from more than 30 Twitter accounts controlled by major news sources over three weeks earlier this year, Media Matters for America (MMFA) reported Friday that the accounts simply spread Trump’s lies 65 percent of the time, without providing context or disputing his remarks.
John Yang is trying to corral the millenial vote by promising everybody a free chicken in every pot ($1,000 per year).
Remember: Republicans will oppose it and if it’s enacted, they’ll look for ways to claw back the money from other programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc.).
Look at the conservative-governed U.K. for an example:
Almost 2m people will lose £1,000 a year with universal credit.
Those on disability benefits and low incomes will be among worst affected