Tag Archives: Citizens United

Moyers: ‘You can only push your subjects so far’


Earlier this week, Mitt Romney and his handlers flaunted the Republican Party’s contempt for the 99 percent by holding several fund-raisers in the Hamptons, one of them at the estate of billionaire right-wing activist David Koch. This classic “let them … Continue reading

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Join effort to deep-six Citizens United


Earlier today, I posted about Stephen Colbert’s satiric campaign to wise people up to the corrupt campaign financing laws that help elect corrupt, often incompetent candidates. But I didn’t mention what we can do to help make reform possible. Sen. … Continue reading

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Will Colbert take the money and run?


Who would have thought a TV talk show host/satirist would prove himself to be smarter and more ethical than most of the people on the U.S. Supreme Court? Well, probably most of us. See this week’s NYT Magazine for a … Continue reading

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Citizens United decision corrupt, not ‘insane’


Everyone knows what would be the first and most important step toward campaign finance reform. The question is whether there are enough honest people in Congress to make reform a reality: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday night slammed the … Continue reading

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Will the circle jerk of one-percenters be broken?


Members of outlaw motorcycle gangs used to call themselves “one-percenters,” meaning they were in the tiny minority of Americans who are unabashed sociopaths. However, when we hear “one-percenters” these days, the reference usually is to establishment types who are obscenely … Continue reading

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God, Super PACs on Perry’s side


At last, a real man in the presidential race — the God-fearing Texan with the designer cowboy boots and permanent wave who likes to be photographed holding guns to prove he’s virile, I guess because he suspects voters have their … Continue reading

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If you prick corporations, do they not bleed?


“Corporations are people, my friend,” says Mitt Romney, who looks like a middle-aged Ken doll and acts like he has an industrial coolant coursing through his veins. Or maybe I’m just prejudiced against soulless enemies of the poor and jobless, … Continue reading

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