Tag Archives: Citizens United

Why Would A Liberal Vote For Gary Johnson?

Gary Johnson and William Weld are the presidential ticket for the Libertarian Party in this year’s election. The Libertarian Party is pretty much of a me first and screw everybody else party. For this reason they sometimes come across to … Continue reading

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Plasma Sales And Iowa Politics

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was written for On Our Own: Sustainability in a Turbulent World in 2013 and has been corrected and updated). The Cumulus radio station in Cedar Rapids was advertising how a person could earn up to $340 … Continue reading

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Dark Money Is Warping Democracy But Not How You Think

The Brennan Center for Justice published a report on the impact of “dark money” and “gray money on democracy.  They say “gray money” is a new phenomenon they have identified which has surged in state and local elections.  Click on … Continue reading

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Scalia: Hardly Original, Very Right Wing

A week ago on the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the corporate media began spewing the expected epitaphs. “Originalist”, “scholar”, “intellectual” thus once again painting the picture for the American viewer that Scalia was a Justice who was a … Continue reading

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Why We Need a Small-d Democratic Revolution

Action Alert from Common Cause Yesterday, President Obama made good on his promise to use his bully pulpit to push for real democracy reform. And the agenda he laid out proves he’s listening to the huge majority of voters who … Continue reading

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How Iowa Pays For Big Money In Politics

Billionaires are drowning out the voices of Iowans.   Iowa Pays the Price supports increasing transparency in campaign finance and accountability for those who break the rules.  Check out IowaPaysThePrice.org  

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Koch Brothers Intend To To Buy Even More Republicans

Some say the Kochs are America’s third party.  But make no mistake,  the money they plan to spend is for the purpose of electing Republicans. According to The New York Times, the Brothers are predicting the cost of buying the … Continue reading

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Ernst Does Her Job, Attempts To Whip Up Base At Summit

Republicans have absolutely nothing to say and this proves it. Ernst sounded about as coherent as Sarah Palin, and these were prepared remarks.  To be fair, it is tough to sound like you are saying something while saying nothing, which … Continue reading

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Progressives Analyze Steve King’s So-Called Freedom Summit

ProgressIowa 2016 Watch: National, Local Experts To Preview Steve King’s ‘Freedom Summit’ Today Des Moines, Iowa — Today, national and local experts will preview the Freedom Summit being held on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Potential [Republican] presidential candidates will … Continue reading

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‘Pivotal Moment’ For The Movement To Remove Big Money From Politics

It is always worth taking the time to read John Nichols. commondreams.org The Senate will wrangle this week over whether to amend the Constitution to allow citizens and their representatives to organize elections where votes matter more than dollars. The … Continue reading

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