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Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Is Money Speech?

A short while ago I was asked my opinion of Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 US 310 (2010), and some of the new cases coming before the Supreme Court regarding campaign finance laws.

 

Go Pro Camera Raffle Contest

To all current and potential users,

THE POLITICUS would like to announce a raffle contest to win a brand new Go Pro Camera pictured above. How do I enter?

 

Mormon Bishop Posing As Homeless Man Rebuffed by Congregation

A bishop in a Mormon church outside Salt Lake City has shined a light on the hypocrisy and selfishness of members of his church by dressing as a homeless man and gauging their reactions to him.

Politics, energy, oil, biofuels, America
 

Refueling America One Person At A Time

Not so long ago, CNN conducted a poll asking American consumers whether or not they felt oil companies were overcharging them for gasoline. The correct answer is obviously yes, but you might be surprised to learn that 2% of the people surveyed felt that they weren’t paying too much for gasoline.

 

Let Them Eat Cake

Lately a memory has been haunting me a little bit. It was a television image that I noticed during the frantic, wall to wall TV coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

 

Money Madness: Why and How College Athletes Should be Paid

Free markets and college football. Deeply embedded into the sociocultural fabric of American life, these two time-honored traditions are incompatible.

 

Nonprofits Are Our Informal Government

As the director of a nonprofit 501(c)(3), I have had to quickly learn how these kinds of organizations function. I had been an employee, volunteer, and member of nonprofits in the past, but taking a leadership position in one has been an entirely new experience.

 

She Blinded Me With Science

In the early 1970's, a group of scientists announced that after conducting some tests, they had concluded that the compound ozone seemed to have depleted in the upper atmosphere.

 

Of Mice and Manning

As we learn that the NSA domestic surveillance is far more widespread and invasive than we knew, the Senate talks tough but flees from action, timidly agreeing to sacrifice our privacy.

 

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 Quiet Coup."