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Friday Nite Videos | August 3, 2018

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Thank You, Koch Brothers! Prophets of Rage | Who Owns Who. Learning Dexterity. Movie: BLACKkKLANSMAN. Fact Check: Collusion Is A Crime.

Thank You, Koch Brothers!

Bernie Sanders thanks the Koch brothers for sponsoring a study that shows that Medicare for all would save the American people $2 trillion dollars over a ten year period. Probably not what they intended to do, but that is what a study of the Mercatus Center - significantly funded by the Kochs - shows.

Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects

Hiroko Tabuchi New York Times
At the heart of their effort is a network of activists who use a sophisticated data service built by the Kochs, called i360, that helps them identify and rally voters who are inclined to their worldview.

What's Wrong With University Secret Donor Agreements

Alexa Capeloto The Conversation
Once courts resolve whether university-linked foundations are subject to disclosure requirements, the public might finally see whether their state schools are offering academic influence to all big donors – not just the Koch brothers.

Friday Nite Videos | July 28, 2017

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Detroit | Movie. What Is The Shape of Space? Russian Mob Money Helped Build Trump Business Empire. Bernie Sanders: GOP Is Now A Right-Wing Extremist Party. Why White Supremacists Love Tucker Carlson.

"I Didn't Serve, I Was Used": How Veterans Are Losing the War at Home

Ann Jones TomDispatch
A friend of mine, a Vietnam vet, told me about a veteran of the Iraq War who, when some civilian said, "Thank you for your service," replied: "I didn't serve, I was used." That got me thinking about the many ways today's veterans are used, conned, and exploited by big gamers right here at home.

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Dark Money The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Greg Waldmann Open Letters Monthly
One of the cornerstones of the campaign Senator Bernie Sanders is waging for the presidency is his opposition to our corrupt campaign finance laws. He often names the Koch brothers as a prime exhibit of the dangers of unregulated big money in politics, and for good reason. In her new book, Jane Mayer traces how the Koch brothers are trying to buy our politics. Greg Waldmann introduces us to what Mayer has found.
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