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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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Freedom of Speech vs. Wall Street’s Interests

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”  –Henry David Thoreau You know that civil rights are in dire straits when Rage Against the Machine starts to seem eerily prescient. … 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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The GOP Needs to Move Further Right and Suppress the Vote Better: A Modest Proposal

It would appear that many of these “voters” gathered the wrong message from our pitch.  As he poured my wine, Reginald observed that Romney, old boy, convinced the commoners he’d had such an illustrious career in the private sector that … 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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Walker win victory for redistribution of wealth upward

Bernie Sanders was on-the-money (pun intended) with his assessment of the Walker victory in Wisconsin: There is an aggressiveness out there among the ruling class of this country, among the billionaires who are saying: “You know what? Ya, we got … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Recall – Where was OWS?

The loses in Wisconsin never should have happened. I’m asking the question: Where was the Occupy movement? Did they vote? I’ve seen comments in site after site where OWS supporters trash Democrats with even more vitriol than we hear from … Continue reading

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