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MAYBE THE REVOLUTION ISN’T OVER

To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of the Occupy movement are greatly exaggerated. Chris Hedges makes the case that Occupy is lying dormant, ready to return in an as yet unknown form, to continue what it started. Hedges … Continue reading

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The Romney Cure For What Ails Us

BPR Quote of the Day “[Obama] wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut … Continue reading

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AND THE GOOD NEWS IS……WHAT?

Broken Shards Of The Heart By David Michael Green/ OpEdNews/ June 8, 2012 I could tell you that my heart was broken by what happened in Wisconsin this week, but in truth that’s not quite accurate. I grew into political … 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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The Future of American Elections

The spending on Tuesday’s Wisconsin state senate recall election exceeded $35 million, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which tracks political money. Some believe it will top $40 million. Money raised for all the 116 legislative campaigns in Wisconsin last … 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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Bad News From the Badger State

The failure of Democrats to pick up more than two of the six state senate seats in Wisconsin is immensely discouraging.  As I wrote yesterday: “If the huge amounts of campaign money sent in to sabotage the recall effort can … Continue reading

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Bigger Than Wisconsin

The implications of the recall elections in Wisconsin Tuesday are huge. What happens will tell us much about the political landscape and balance of power in America. Have the Republicans, personified by Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies in … Continue reading

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