Northern Reflections: Who Says You Can’t Buy An Election?

Donald Trump keeps rolling along. And things keep getting worse for Hillary Clinton. The real campaign hasn’t even started yet. A lot of Clinton’s misery is of her own making.  Trump is a sociopath — who will say anything and stop at nothing to win. But, Gerry Caplan writes, things will really get bad when ...

Montreal Simon: The Harper Oil Pimps and the Attack of the Billionaires

Well you'd think Stephen Harper and his pipeline pimps would be celebrating the U.S. State Department's decision to declare the Keystone project almost good to go.The State Department released a report on Friday concluding that the Keystone XL pipeline would not substantially worsen carbon pollution, leaving an opening for President Obama to approve the politically divisive ...

Montreal Simon: Obamacare, the Koch Brothers, and the Harper Cons

It's a frightening and truly disturbing sight. The Republicans in the House of Representatives threatening to shut down the American government. Again.  With one vote on Friday, the Republican-led House launched the latest spending battle in Congress — one that could bring a government shutdown in less than two weeks. By a 230-189 tally almost strictly on ...

Montreal Simon: The Monkey King and the Koch Brothers

Sometimes in the court of the Monkey King it's hard to keep your eyes on the prize.To lower your sight enough to understand his real role in Canadian history.For while we all know he's now China's latest plaything. Read more »

DeSmogBlog: U.S. Republican Koch oil billionaires help fund the Fraser Institute. Why the Fraser Institute?

Vancouver Observer.png Authored by Jenny Uechi, originally published at Vancouver Observer. Re-posted with permisison.  U.S. libertarian oil billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch have poured at least half a million dollars into The Fraser Institute over the last few years. In case you haven't been following their trail, here's a bit about them:  If the Koch brothers ...

DeSmogBlog: Kochtopus Cato Institute Power Grab: A Historical Perspective

Kochtopus-3_0.png A new chapter is being added to the ongoing Kochtopus saga. On March 1 the Washington Post, in a story sure to fill the airwaves for the weeks and months to come, revealed the Kochtopus is suing the Cato Institute for control of the recently deceased and former Cato Chairman William Niskanen's ownership share in the think-tank. The Koch Empire was recently outed ...