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Letter From New York 01 29 15 Recent events and good friends...

As I make the return journey from the city, I am riding alongside a steel grey Hudson River on a day that is equally grey. The world feels a gloomy place and there are reports of more deep cold and snow arriving. 655 more words

Mathew Tombers


The argument, say proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, is that it will decrease energy dependence (foreign oil), create jobs (to build pipeline) and not risk environmental hazard. 297 more words

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Koch Bros Network To Spend Nearly $900 Million On Next Election

Kyle Kulinski

According to Common Dreams:

“The political network backed by right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaigns, a stunning amount on par with both the major political parties, the Washington Post reported Monday.” 22 more words

U.s. Politics

McConnell Refuses To Allow Debate On Amendments To Make Time For Koch Bros Forum

According to PoliticusUSA, Senate Democrats are livid because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly cut off debate on the Keystone XL bill so that Republicans could attend a weekend conference with the Koch brothers. 67 more words

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The Koch Brothers' American Recovery Policy Forum In Palm Springs

According to Politico, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida offered an early glimpse of the GOP presidential primary debates at a forum Sunday in front of hundreds of donors affiliated with the Koch network. 294 more words

U.s. Politics

Why America Is Failing - 'Serious Ethical Questions Arising From Journalist’s Participation In Koch Event'

The Founding Fathers had a vision that the press would inform……not propaganda but holding the elected accountable and keeping the citizens informed and educated.

So which came first? 178 more words


Letter From New York 01 21 15 After the State of the Union Address...

Last night I finished dinner earlier than I had expected and before the State of the Union speech so I headed to the Café du Soleil and secured a place at the bar to watch as several years ago I cut the cord and do not have cable in either the cottage or in the apartment in New York. 624 more words

Mathew Tombers