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Conservative group with ties to Koch brothers slams Democratic Senator for holding ‘Stand Your Ground’ hearings

The Cato Institute, a prominent conservative think tank with ties to the Koch brothers, released the letter its president, John Allison, sent in response to what he calls the “blatant violation of our First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”…

Live by the sword, die by the sword

I’ve been watching the blow-up over the Koch Brothers trying to buy up the Cato Institute, a libertarian institute that really falls on the intellect scale below the term “think tank”, with interest. Alex Pareene describes the battle at Salon:  The Kochs have sued for the right to buy the…

Koch brothers suing Cato Institute

According to a post at The Washington Post‘s ThinkTanked blog, billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are suing the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank that was founded as the Charles Koch Institute in 1974. The Post reports that it has obtained court papers centered on “the handling of the…

GOP mega-donor Koch brothers’ company tied to global criminal misdeeds

By Zeke Miller A just-published bombshell article in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine implicates Koch Industries, the company controlled by Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch, in dozens of criminal acts around the globe over the past three decades. According the report, company officials have been caught paying bribes to win contracts, trading with Iran…

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