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With the 2012 presidential election in full swing and the Citizen’s United decision having opened the doors to unlimited corporate contributions, corporations are opening their coffers to promote candidates friendly to their interests. Corporate contributions to candidate and to super PACs come from a variety of business interests, including finance, law, energy and unions [...]
As the Florida Primary nears, it looks like the Republican Party may finally be having its “come to Jesus” moment: the presumptive nominee Mitt Romney has again pulled ahead in polls, leading Newt Gingrich now by nine percentage points (40% to 31%, with Rick Santorum and Ron Paul each around 10%). A victory in [...]
As the Occupy Wall Street protests have grown, so too has the media response grown, from at first ignoring the protests, to exploiting them for their 15 minutes of fame, to recognizing that there are some legitimate grievances being expressed on Wall Street. The only problem is, no one seems to be able to [...]
Corporate profits reached new highs this past quarter, leading many to inquire why, if American corporations are so profitable, are there no more jobs? Mother Jones recently answered this question by looking at productivity growth in connection with wealth inequality. Their below comparison shows how the rise in worker productivity over the past 30 years [...]
With the budget battle in Washington taking on ever more partisan tones, there is one glaring spot which continues to drain public coffers without accountability: the military. The military budget over the past ten years has spiraled out of control and Washington continues to let it grow unchecked. This, along with generous tax cuts [...]
Well, I was going to devote some time this week to the Virginia health care decision, but John Stewart has effectively diverted my attention. This week, the Republican party filibustered the 9/11 First Responders bill, aka, James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 (named after the former NYPD officer and first responder). [...]