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We cannot let up until Silver is the least powerful entity in this photo. For a brief moment on Sunday night, newspapers were reporting that Sheldon Silver had stepped down as Speaker. Now his ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 18 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 04:48 AM PST with 18 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Politics of Economic Stupidity (
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 05:24 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. unleashed a torrent of outrage about the dirty influence of corporate money in politics. Despite activist efforts, ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 08:28 AM PST with 20 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal The Daily Digest is taking a break for the holidays. It will return on Monday, January 5, 2015.
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 05:21 AM PST with 10 Recommends
FREE SPEECH IS AN OXYMORON Speech is not free. Don’t even go there. I know you can speak your mind whenever, and on whatever subject you like with only certain, carefully crafted restrictions. It��
by Gene Altshuler
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 01:40 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
The Republicans may have gained control of the Senate, but both they and the Democrats lost the election. So what party won the election? The third party, that has neither name nor candidates. An ...
by Gardenernation
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 08:17 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Even before the big loss for the Democrats, we had all lost. The money pouring into politics from Super PACs and shady political “nonprofit” organizations was stealing Democracy from you ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 64 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 06:50 AM PST with 45 Recommends
Jeff 4 Justice talks with Wolf PAC California State Director Alison Hartson about the viability of their goals to amend the US Constitution to end corporate personhood, forbid corporate donations ...
by conversations4connecting
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Oct 21, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Unaccustomed as I am to writing about sports, I beg for indulgence just this once. I’m still breathless from this evening’s amazing come-from-behind win by my local team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
by gloriasb
Comment Count 22 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 08:22 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Can anyone tell me what President Obama's second-term goals are? What has he accomplished? What would he like to accomplish? A little bit of immigration reform? Wow! What else? Still waiting.
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 229 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 10:28 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
I got a solicitation to enter a Mayday/MoveOn video contest—create a 30 second spot about the corrupting influence of money in politics, which if peer-voted worthy plus anointed by their celebrity ...
by oftenon
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 07:37 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Sep 29, 2014 at 05:09 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 05:07 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 05:13 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
* Forty-Two Republican Senators Commemorated September 11 by Voting to Keep Corporate Money Flowing (by Way of Citizens United) to Washington Politicians. * Election Day Arrives in Fifty-Two Days.
by ennisprof
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 12, 2014 at 01:07 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Sep 08, 2014 at 05:14 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New ...
by Roosevelt Institute
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 05:11 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
What happens when billionaire businessmen bent on reducing the taxes, regulations, and wages they pay gather with the politicians most closely aligned with their agenda? Because of Lauren Windsor's ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 02:46 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Today, The Nation and The Huffington Post published speeches from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and three otherGOP Senate candidates, Rep. Tom Cotton (AR), state Sen. Joni Ernst (IA), and ...
by JayRiestenberg
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM PDT with 63 Recommends
There is more and more evidence that Democrats and progressives are discovering the power of taking on big money in politics as a central issue in their campaign strategies. In the House, Nancy ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2014 at 03:19 PM PDT with 3 Recommends