The Republican Party has been waging a war on the working class for decades — and it’s not letting up.
— Read on truthout.org/articles/chomsky-maintaining-class-inequality-at-any-cost-is-gops-guiding-mission/
CNN is now owned by Warner Brothers Discovery, which wants it to change. So does board member and cable TV giant John Malone.
— Read on www.vox.com/2022/8/26/23322761/cnn-john-malone-david-zaslav-chris-licht-brian-stelter-fox
Journalist Jesse Eisinger says a trove of IRS data acquired by ProPublica shows that many of America’s billionaires avoid paying any taxes — sometimes by claiming big deductions from posh hobbies.
— Read on www.npr.org/2022/08/25/1119412217/how-the-ultrawealthy-devise-ways-to-not-pay-their-share-of-taxes
Climate Town’s Rollie Williams explains the court’s ruling against proposed regulations…
— Read on www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/climate-town-supreme-court-epa-17384967.php
One observer called the massive gift “an extraordinary manipulation of loopholes in tax and campaign finance law.”
— Read on www.commondreams.org/news/2022/08/22/right-wing-dark-money-group-gets-16-billion-donation-tax-dodging-business-mogul
Trump and his family are in position to profit directly from his public service. Track payments to Trump properties from Trump-related entities and beyond.
— Read on www.opensecrets.org/trump/trump-properties
Retail giants’ approach to dispensing pain medication caused a public nuisance in the communities, lawsuit alleged.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/opioids-ohio-650-million-cvs-walmart-walgreens-lawsuit/
Two Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of children who fell victim to their crimes.
— Read on www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2022-08-17/kids-for-cash-judges-ordered-to-pay-more-than-200m
Funded by a 1 percent of megadonors and corporations, the religious right has grown to a grotesque size.
— Read on truthout.org/articles/wealthy-donors-bankroll-christian-nationalists-to-sustain-unregulated-capitalism/
The big climate and health care bill passed by the House Friday includes billions in new funding for the IRS over the next decade. Most of that money is aimed at catching wealthy tax cheats.
— Read on www.npr.org/2022/08/14/1117317757/irs-tax-evaders-dodgers-inflation-reduction-act-enforcement
This story is being published in partnership with Platformer, a daily newsletter about tech and democracy. On June 17, Twitter donated $25,000 to the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), an organization that is soliciting funds to “combat the Democrats’ pro-abortion agenda and stand tall for life
— Read on popular.info/p/twitter-donates-25000-to-anti-abortion
A shareholder of the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm formerly led by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, alleges that a 2020 deal enriched executives at the expense of cops and firefighters.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/unusual-deal-gave-virginia-gov-glenn-youngkin-85-million-stock-paid-0-rcna42091
For more than a week, a group called United for Clean Power has run an extensive online advertising campaign arguing the reconciliation package negotiated by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), which contains historic investments in clean energy, doesn’t go far enough. The ads, which have run on social networks like Facebook and at the top of prominent publications like Politico, urge progressive Democrats in Congress to “demand environmental justice
— Read on popular.info/p/the-people-behind-the-bizarre-non
We are stumbling—seemingly oblivious—into the bared teeth of the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch driven by humanity itself. We are walking straight into it and pretending it’s not here.
— Read on www.commondreams.org/views/2022/07/28/corporate-oligarchs-have-put-humanity-path-toward-self-annihilation
The FRC, a staunch opponent of abortion and LGBTQ rights, joins a growing list of activist groups seeking church status, which allows organizations to shield themselves from financial scrutiny.
— Read on www.propublica.org/article/family-research-council-irs-church-status