If you care about the future of the United States of America, you will read this story in the New Yorker, “Covert Operations”. It chronicles the political influence of the Koch brothers, who have undermined democracy and are essentially in control of the Tea Party.

All that populist rage you see? It is a bogus AstroTurf campaign paid for and manufactured by shell organizations set up and funded by David and Charles Koch. I’ll write a larger post on this later. But if you read one story this year — this should be it. I think it explains quite a bit about the dire political situation that we now find ourselves in.