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  •  Take it to a higher level, too. (2+ / 0-)
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    teacherken, QuestionAuthority

    We all have our special interests but how about taking it to the next level? In another thread I just put together this comment:

    MOLLY IVINS

    Paul Krugman, the Nobel-winning economist who writes a column for The New York Times, where Molly was a miserable misfit, struck the right note exactly at the time of her death. "Obituaries that mostly stressed her satirical gifts missed the main point," Krugman wrote. "Her satire was only the means to an end: holding the powerful accountable."

    "Either we figure out how to keep corporate cash out of the political system or we lose the democracy."
    —Ivins in 2006

    The cornerstone of a lifelong commitment to holding power accountable was her crusade against dollar democracy, a mission that became a magnificent obsession.  From her experience covering the Texas legislature, no one knew better than Ivins that money—dirty money, funny money, way too much money—clings like the most stubborn form of filth to every exposed surface of this failing political system. In words that could not be mistaken for anyone else's, she warned us, "Oligarchy is eating our ass, our dreams, our country, our heritage, our democracy, our justice and our tax code." Six months before she died, Ivins summed it up, "Either we figure out how to keep corporate cash out of the political system or we lose the democracy."

    http://www.indyweek.com/...

    ACTION LINK FOR FAIR ELECTIONS:
    http://www.commoncause.org/

    Media Reform Action Link http://stopbigmedia.com/

    by LNK on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 07:17:57 AM PDT

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