Category Archives: Campaign Finance Laws

Ready For Hillary, Because Of McCutcheon

The supreme court’s 5-4 McCutcheon decision further eroding campaign finance regulation is as good a reason as any for me to shamelessly plug Ready For Hillary. Ready For Hillary is the site to go to for your Hillary 2016 gear. … Continue reading

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment Introduced to “End Corporate Rule”

An Announcement from Move To Amend: Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2013 Reps. Nolan & Pocan Respond to Hundreds of Local Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment (Washington … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the … Continue reading

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Atlas Whined

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession  with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, … Continue reading

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It’s D-Day in the Class War

“We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.’” –John F. Kennedy On November 6th, 60 million Americans waited in line to yank the monkey wrench from Congress.  We reappointed our Democratic general … Continue reading

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Sam Alito On Citizens United Defines Constitutional Revisionist

Sam Alito addressed the Federalist Society and took the opportunity to defend the Citizens United ruling, (of which much can be understood by reading clrose’s 2nd post on campaign finance reform). To Alito, the 1st amendment freedom of speech somehow applies to all corporations because some corporations … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance 2012, Part 2: In the Aftermath of Citizens United

In 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 was heard by the Supreme Court; at issue was whether the advertisement and showing of a political film violated the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (commonly known as the … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance 2012, Part 1: David vs. Goliath

In an email shortly after President Obama had been re-elected, my boss here at All Things Democrat wrote: “Tonight, the “corporations are people” argument lost.” We had in fact beaten back the billion dollar right wing money beasts. Karl Rove … Continue reading

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Introducing the Republican Party: Video

Have you ever wondered why there’s never been an attack ad composed of the most asinine, absurd statements to come out of Republicans’ mouths, set to classical music? Well, so did I. Harnessing the power of the late great Steve … Continue reading

Romney Must Return Sheldon Adelson’s “Limitless” Donations

“Follow the money.” –’Deep Throat‘, All The President’s Men Mitt Romney has a gambling problem. Las Vegas Sands casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has donated at least $36 million to Romney and his Super PACs.  He has signaled that his support … Continue reading

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Justice Scalia: Fraud, Liar, and Un-American

In March I wrote on the media’s meaningless obsession with the upcoming SCOTUS ruling on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare (the phrase coined by the enemies of all-things-Obama). The ruling is meaningless, because as I stated about two of … Continue reading

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