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Not Much of a Maverick

All the gushing praise of Senator John McCain is embarrassing. The man occasionally would say or vote in a courageous way. But when you come right down with it, he was still a reliable Republican, voting the party line far … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Choose: Democracy or Plutocracy?

By Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report The ease with which Harry Reid capitulated to Mitch McConnell on filibuster reform has me worried about a lot of things concerning the Democratic Party, in particular the elections in 2014 and beyond. … Continue reading

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Constitutional Convention?

This country will never regain the democracy that’s been lost without getting money out of politics. But how? A constitutional amendment is the best way, but getting that through Congress isn’t realistic.  The Constitution has given us another way that … Continue reading

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At Long Last, Grandpa Makes Sense

BPR Quote of the Day “…the worst decision of the United States Supreme Court in the 21st century– uninformed, arrogant, naïve.” Senator John McCain on the Citizens United decision NY Times: John McCain’s Three Little Words

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Occupy Citizens United

Rep. Deutch Introduces OCCUPIED Constitutional Amendment To Ban Corporate Money In Politics By Zaid Jilani/ Think Progress/ Nov. 18, 2011 Image: Wtfman.net In one of the greatest signs yet that the 99 Percenters are having an impact, Rep. Ted Deutch … Continue reading

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The Biggest Issue?

A simple but powerful animated video explaining how corporations have hijacked American democracy, and what can be done to restore it. from storyofstuff.org/citizensunited/

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I know I don’t have to tell you that the United States of America economically and politically has been heading downhill for several decades. Anyone who has paid attention knows it and it is beyond denying.  The promise of a … Continue reading

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