America for sale

By one estimate, this year's federal elections could cost as much as $6 billion. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Nov. 7, 2012

After all the dark money trying to corrupt this past election process, the path shown in this article should become the primary focus for fixing democracy within the next two years. The nation dodged a bullet in the presidential and senate races, where there was enough information, but in house and down-ticket races, the sheer volume of dollars has preserved the regressives' power to obstruct. Our republic is broken due to big invisible money. This election slowed that process once, but this root rot issue needs the support of all people who want to work toward democracy.

Questioner: What do you think of American Democracy? Gandhi: “I think it would be a very good idea.” (paraphrased…) More »

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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Nov. 7, 2012

Excellent primer about reforming our whacko election financing system. Especially helpful for congress, provided someone is willing to read it to the House.

Memo to Republicans, Some losing strategies you may wish to reconsider: -Treating women as chattel and making barefoot and pregnant their fashion is so 1,500 B.C. -Those minority groups you pass off in terms of small "n's" and small "s's" will soon be the majority. -You are no longer the party of white people. -You cannot condemn 1.9 billion Muslims to the state of terrorism. -Mosques are no different than churches, synagogues, or any other religious institution. -Christianity is ... More »

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