Koch Brothers Pledge $900 Million for 2016 Campaign: Will Rival Both Major Parties’ Spending

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When I saw the headline in The New York Times, I felt physically ill: “Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending.” In a bold and blatant move to control the outcome of a national elections, the Koch Brothers are building an old school mob-boss style political machine. Only they’re not [Read More...]

Corporations Aren’t People, Money Isn’t Speech: Citizens United & the Heresy of Corporate Personhood

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More Americans believe in witchcraft, ghosts, and UFOs than agree with Citizens United. When 80% of the people agree on an important issue & the leaders refuse to act, something has to change. I’m for finding a peaceful solution. Citizen’s United refers to a 2010 Supreme Court case on how elections are financed. The ruling said that corporations [Read More...]

Does Income Inequality Undermine Marriage?

I’ve been beating the income inequality drum for quite some time now. The  one of the most unnerving developments in the history of our society. Income inequality will destabilize even the most resilient society, and it nearly always leads to corruption (see Citizens United). I read an editorial in the Chicago Tribune this morning that [Read More...]

Two Simple Changes that Would Drastically Improve Government

There are two simple steps our nation’s representatives could take which would drastically change for the better the way the U.S. Government works. These two steps would curtail some of the paralyzing gridlock, force the governing process out into the open, and require ideas, legislation, and politicians to stand on the merits of their arguments. [Read More...]

8 in 10 Americans Think There Should Be More Limits On Campaign Contributions: it’s time to get rid of Citizens United

There’s an interesting article in the New York Times about public opinion on campaign finance. I am convinced that this is one of the more important issues facing our society. Citizen’s United presents the most sweeping challenge to the electoral process since Jim Crow laws. The article says: Americans don’t like all the cash that’s [Read More...]

The Biggest Liars in Politics?: “Outside Spending Groups”

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In the midst of the uproar over the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, and the courts decision to strike down three-fourths of the Arizona immigration law, their failure to deal with the disastrous Citizens United decision was largely unnoticed, which is interesting given that Citizen’s United could end up being the [Read More...]


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