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Watch The Corporation Online

A must see for all those concerned about the recent SCOTUS decision granting corporations rights reserved for We the People…

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Keith Olbermann on Citizens United v FEC: Now who will stop corporations?

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It’s Fascism, I Tells Ya!

By Tom Degan

“Fascism should more properly be called ‘corporatism’ because it is the total merging of corporate and state power.”

~ Benito Mussolini, the Founding Father of the Fascist State

So corporations are “people”, with “certain unalienable rights”? You’ve got to hand it to Reagan and the two Bushes. Thanks to their atrocious appointments to America’s highest court, the damage they’ve done to our democracy will be felt for generations. The recent decision by the Supreme Court to strike down two precedents (including McCain/Feingold) which limited the obscene amount of money a corporation could use to influence the electoral process is a case in point. According to the Supremes, a corporation is “a person” entitled to take advantage of the First Amendment just like any other “person”. It kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

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The Stealth Hard-Liner and the Stealth Liberal

obama change we can believe inBy Robert Aber

STEALTH (stĕlth) n. 1. The act of moving, proceeding, or acting in a covert way.
2. The quality or characteristic of being furtive or covert.
3. Archaic. The act of stealing.
adj. 1. Not disclosing one’s true ideology, affiliations, or positions: a stealth candidate.

Veteran’s Day first occurred to me when it was called Armistice Day. The President’s speeches were filled with phrases like “I am a fighting liberal!” and “Even my little dog Fala hates whoa!”  This forever sealed my vote for his owner 15-years hence when I’d be 21. Things change. Like my continuing wish that Barack Obama turns outs to be a Stealth Liberal. Continue reading

Foreign Contributions and the Supreme’s Overdue Decision on Campaign Funding

Foreign Contributions and the

Supreme’s Overdue Decision on Campaign Funding

 Michael Collins

The Supreme Court of the United States will soon announce a major decision on our lightly controlled system of campaign funding.  Will it retain some limitations on corporate influence or will the court blow the lid off and cause a perpetual flood of unrestricted corporate contributions?

An additional outcome may surprise and shock the public.

If the Supreme Court overturns the lower court’s decision, foreign nationals, corporations, and governments with partial ownership of U.S. corporations will, in effect, end up contributing to and influencing U.S. candidates in federal elections. Continue reading