State(s) For Sale: Koch Brothers In Microcosm

Abby Zimet

Since Citizens' United, money talks, louder than ever. While most of us know about the Koch Bros.' money-fueled machinations on behalf of conservative causes, far fewer know about the like-minded Art Pope, who has been scarily effective in transforming the political, educational and ideological landscape of North Carolina - re-segregated schools, anyone? - which is widely viewed as a key battleground state in the 2012 election. The New Yorker's Jane Mayer has a thorough, eye-opening profile, and the Institute for Southern Studies has a new Art Pope Exposed website. Read it and weep, then act. Maddow has more.

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