News Articles By Mary Bottari

07 November 2013
Another day, another outraged world leader. The NSA was caught listening in on Angela Merkel's cell phone much in the way the crooks at Murdoch's News of the World (now standing trial in a British... more
06 November 2013
The Kochs had a hand in numerous local and state races in yesterday's elections. Because the Kochs fund so many entities and because many types of spending are not required to be disclosed, a full... more
31 October 2013
Just in time for Halloween, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) has produced the most in-depth study yet conducted on the plethora of legislative initiatives pursued by the American Legislative... more
21 October 2013
While high profile privatizations have dominated the news in recent years, a new trend is quietly emerging -- communities taking public assets back under public control. The trend is most pronounced... more
17 October 2013
President Obama signed a debt deal at 12:30 a.m. averting a catastrophic debt default in the nick of time. In a city of manufactured crisis it is sometimes hard to distinguish real issues from... more
14 October 2013
The Campaign to Fix the Debt, the $40 million dollar astroturf "supergroup" that CMD exposed on the cover of the Nation magazine, has shifted into high gear in an effort to leverage the debt ceiling... more
09 October 2013
Apparently the only thing both Democrats and Republicans can agree on in Washington, DC, is that they can't deal with bad press involving Honor Flight vets. This led to absurd images of... more
02 October 2013
The data is in and K12 Inc.'s brand of full-time public "cyber school" is garbage. Not surprising for an educational model kicked off with a $10 million investment from junk-bond king Michael Milken... more
30 September 2013
Some interesting emails were released as part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's ongoing investigation of a $500,000 taxpayer grant awarded to the Koch-tied United Sportsmen's group. The grant was... more
03 September 2013
The Washington Post's Ezra Klein reports that Larry Summers is the "overwhelming favorite" of the Obama team for the job as Federal Reserve chairman. To convince the American public that one of the... more

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