Koch Brothers

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The notorious Charles and David Koch own Koch Industries and are major benefactors for organizations and candidates involved in pushing radical Republican policies. (Image: DonkeyHotey/cc/flickr)
A state ballot measure seeking to end political corruption has won the ire of the billionaire Koch Brothers , who have relied on secret donations to conservative interest groups to influence elections coast to coast. South Dakota's Initiated Measure 22 (pdf), dubbed the Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, seeks to "ensur[e] that...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Russ Feingold won the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat for Wisconsin...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
More than a dozen U.S. senators are launching a campaign to call out the...


To highlight "crimes masquerading as commerce," two activists asked prisoners convicted of "a whole bucket of crimes" to draw portraits of corporate bigwigs whose offenses - fraud, conspiracy, manslaughter, public endangerment - make their puny assaults and burglaries pale. Prisoners are people, the project notes, and corporations aren't. Proceeds from the art, presented complete with rap sheets, go to Bernie Sanders' campaign. Brilliant.