Tag Archives: Citizens United

How Citizens United Changed The Senate

Why Citizens United Has Fundamentally Changed The Senate and What the Citizens United Decision Does to Mitch McConnell’s Power This excellent question was posed by Claire McCaskill last Thursday night on the eve of the Senate vote to block witnesses … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Destroying Government

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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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