Senator Chuck Grassley and Justice Clarence Thomas, protagonists in the current Court drama, are starting to lose it. Source: The Supreme Court Extremism of Clarence Thomas and Chuck Grassley – The New Yorker
Half of voters have no idea who the Koch brothers are — so here’s a quick and dirty primer | Grist.
Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher – NYTimes.com.
A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side – NYTimes.com. Whichever side you may be on, check out the comments by other readers at the bottom of the linked article.
“When it comes to defending gun rights, no issue is seemingly too obscure for the NRA — not even the ivory trade. Amid the high-profile epic battles, including the recent clashes following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, there have been smaller, under-the-radar ones, too — often appearing to touch only tangentially on […]
Author of study on groups opposing US political action says: ‘I call it the climate-change counter movement’ Conservative groups spend up to $1bn a year to fight action on climate change