Tag Archives: campaign finance

Chris Hedges | The Illusion of Freedom

Politics in totalitarian societies are entertainment. Reality, because it is complicated, messy and confusing, is banished from the world of mass entertainment. Clichés, stereotypes and uplifting messages that are comforting and self-congratulatory, along with elaborate spectacles, replace fact-based discourse.

The New Citizens United: Supreme Court Strikes Down Political Spending Limits for Rich Donors

A corrupt Supreme Court backs the rich; fascism reigns in elections. —RiseUpTimes By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org | Report  02 April 2014 McCutcheon Rapid Response at the Supreme Court/Public Citizen (Photo: Flickr) Demonstrations were held across the country Wednesday as the Supreme Court continued chipping away at federal campaign finance reforms with a 5-4 ruling striking down the federal cap […]

John Nichols> Bernie Sanders on the ‘Aggressiveness Among the Ruling Class’

Bernie Sanders on the ‘Aggressiveness Among the Ruling Class’ John Nichols on June 8, 2012 – 10:23 AM ET   The Nation Governor Scott Walker says that, with his victory in Tuesday’s recall election, he will “tell Wisconsin, tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up […]

The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame

The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac> How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame By Lawrence Weschler  Nov. 1, 2011   TomDispatch A bit over an hour into the five-hour drive across the ferrous red plateau, heading south toward Uganda’s capital Kampala, suddenly, there’s the Nile, a boiling, […]