Citizens United and the Perils of Super PACs

Michael Stinnett - 9/03/2013: Legal rulings such as Citizens United and lax campaign financing laws have undermined the democratic process allowing wealthy donors to buy elections; so-called Super

It's Politics Stupid!

In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Qu

Are You a Prol?

Labor Day Demonstration against child labor - 1909 So if "class warfare" actually breaks out (we’re not talking about beheading rich folks .... yet!) with what "class" do you identify?

A Tribe Called Sequester

It’s Thursday February 28th! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 1861, the U.S. Congress created Colorado Territory. They didn’t actually create anything.
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CISPA is Back; All Your Data Are Belong to Us

Barely a year after the defeat of SOPA, Congress is back to testing the waters for legislation that many internet users believe to be in violation of their fundamental rights to privacy and free e

The Party Of Stupid

I thought I would start by listing a group of ideas that are held by the majority of educated Americans. If after you read them you think that no, these are “liberal” ideas, think again.

DNC: Pro Labor, Pro Gay Rights, Pro Prosperity for All

We have just stepped away from three days of an Obama-bashing convention, put on by the

Republican Fantasyland: The RNC’s Vision for the Future

The Republican National Convention is meeting this week to, I suppose, confirm their support for the Republican candidate for president, and set their agenda.
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