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Allan Powell: Politics the old-fashioned way
Ezra Klein is a very gifted young man who is getting deserved recognition in newspapers and on television. His abilities were on display in a Washington Post column (March 19, 2012) describing how the fabulously rich Koch brothers were hard at work in a bold attempt to take control of the Cato Institute by getting control of the board. They are said to see a need for this so that they can tailor the organization “into a party organ that would aid their effort to unseat President Obama.” If they are able to buy the shares of a deceased board member, they will have the power to effect the transformation from a staid academic purveyor of ideology to a nuts-and-bolts political servant.
By ALLAN POWELL
January 4, 2013