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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.

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October 19, 2013

"Concealed by Shutdown-Related Headlines, a Big Week in Food Politics"

An excellent review of current food news from yes! magazine, around World Food Day (Oct. 16.)

"In case you were distracted by Republican antics this week, here's a rundown of important developments in GMOs, sustainable farming, and other food news."

, posted on October 18, 2013 on yes! magazine on-line.

"This was a huge week for food politics, although you may not have noticed due to the brouhaha around House Republicans' shutdown of the federal government. From a judge in Mexico ruling that GMOs are an imminent threat, to the Food Sovereignty Prize ceremony in New York City, to Washington state's attorney general filing suit against a major opponent of GMO labeling for allegedly violating the state's campaign disclosure laws—food-related news kept popping up.

And, oh yeah, Wednesday was World Food Day. Here's a list of the week's more significant highlights.

October 10: A Mexican judge rules that GMOs are imminent threat, bans the domestic production of GM corn.

Federal judge Jaime Eduardo Verdugo ordered Mexico's equivalent of the EPA to immediately "suspend all activities involving the planting of transgenic corn in the country and end the granting of permission for experimental and pilot commercial plantings."..."