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The Billionaires Won. The Rest of Us Lost.

By Arlen Grossman It’s not your grandfather’s America anymore. Democracy in the United States has failed. So we shouldn’t be surprised when tax cuts favor the wealthy, and we see the rich growing richer and the poor losing ground. In addition, … 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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Wisconsin: The Final Nail in the Coffin of American Democracy

by Arlen Grossman/ The Big Picture Report American Democracy had struggled on life support for many years. It took its final breath on January 21, 2010, when a conservative Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the landmark Citizens United case that … Continue reading

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Ending Authoritarianism and Plutocracy in the U.S.

By Rocky Anderson  Presidential Candidate, Justice Party, March 26, 2012,  speaking at Hinckley Institute of Politics, at The University of Utah  Let us consider the fundamental guiding principles for the United States of America — freedom, equal opportunity, compassion, and security. … Continue reading

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Democracy R.I.P.

Thom Hartmann echoes what I’ve been writing, the 2010 Citizens United decision of the conservative Supreme Court has destroyed what was left of our democracy. Hartmann is more generous in saying we are a just a few years from being … Continue reading

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