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The NRA is Pitting Races Against Each Other To Sell Guns

Over the last several weeks, the NRA and its surrogates have, at various points, told people of each of the major ethnic groups in America—white, Black, Hispanic and Asian—that they need guns to protect them from the others. On January … 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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Vetting Paul Ryan, Part 3: Campaign Finance and The Ties That Blind

Bloomberg recently reported that Paul Ryan is “one of the top political fundraisers in Congress”; but where do the bulk of his campaign contributions come from, and what if any influence might they have had in his budget process? For … Continue reading

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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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