Wiretap: The Kochs’ great American tapestry of freedom

 
If you were already worried about the size and secrecy of the Koch brothers’ conservative network of donors, this Washington Post story will scare you to death. The maze of Koch-backed nonprofit groups are able to hide their donors, but the Post did come up with a nice tidy number for the amount of money the groups put together: That would be 17 groups and $407 million.

SLAH LLC and ORRA LLC. They’re all just letters that spell the Koch brothers. Via the Washington Post.

An amazing map of the amazing Koch brothers network.

According to a CNN poll, support for marijuana legalization is growing. Does Colorado get the credit?

Jeffrey Toobin says the Supreme Court stay on Utah same-sex marriages could be a major setback. Via the New Yorker.

Dana Milbank wonders why liberals can’t seem to get their populist act together.

Larry Sabato thinks this might be the year Republicans win it all. Via Politico.

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