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From Public Citizen's Corporate Presidency site: "44 Trump administration officials have close ties to the Koch brothers and their network of political groups, particularly Vice President Mike Pence, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and White House budget director Mick Mulvaney."

Dark Money author Jane Mayer on The Dangers of President Pence, New Yorker, Oct. 23 issue on-line

Can Time Inc. Survive the Kochs? November 28, 2017 By
..."This year, among the Kochs’ aims is to spend a projected four hundred million dollars in contributions from themselves and a small group of allied conservative donors they have assembled, to insure Republican victories in the 2018 midterm elections. Ordinarily, political reporters for Time magazine would chronicle this blatant attempt by the Kochs and their allies to buy political influence in the coming election cycle. Will they feel as free to do so now?"...

"Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America" see: our site, and George Monbiot's essay on this key book by historian Nancy MacLean.

Full interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer March 29, 2017, Democracy Now! about her article, "The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency."

Democracy Now! Special Broadcast from the Women's March on Washington

The Economics of Happiness -- shorter version

Local Futures offers a free 19-minute abridged version  of its award-winning documentary film The Economics of Happiness. It "brings us voices of hope of in a time of crisis." www.localfutures.org.

What's New?

January 08, 2020

No war with Iran!

We will not be forced into another war. On Thursday, January 9, at 5 p.m. local time, the anti-war majority in this country will get visible to oppose Trump's war and say #NoWarWithIran.

Here a message from Phyllis Bennis, sent from Jewish Voice for Peace:

I remember the night President George W. Bush launched an illegal assault on Iraq in 2003. It marked the beginning of a drawn-out and endless war that continues to this day, with hundreds of thousands of people killed and millions made homeless, continuing over almost two decades. It ushered in a new level of anti-Muslim, anti-Arab hate in the U.S. which also continues to this day. 

We need to act now and act fast… and do more than we’ve done before to fill the streets in broad anti-war protests and pressure our members of Congress.

Trump’s assassination of Qassem Soleimani, a senior Iranian military leader, was an act of war, and it launched without Congressional authorization. We need our members of Congress to stand up to Trump, defend their Constitutional power, and put an end to this. Now.

Tell Congress: Stop Trump from going to war in Iran.

This cannot wait.

In solidarity and peace,

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Phyllis Bennis
Institute for Policy Studies and Jewish Voice for Peace Board Member