Money Changes Everything

By: Friday March 4, 2011 6:01 pm

Why is it that us poor, dumb ordinary folks can figure out how to cut the deficit without screwing over the poor, the sick, or the elderly, but all those big brains we elected to represent our interests in this big ol’ complicated world are completely stumped?

 

Campaign Finance Reform? Who Needs Campaign Finance Reform?

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 6:01 pm

David Brooks unveils an exciting new argument in the War On Campaign Finance Reform: Money just doesn’t matter! Call it campaign finance denialism, if you will.

Hill Democrats Whine About Third-Party Campaign Spending, Ignoring Their Own Failure to Act

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 3:10 pm

This pathetic whining from Democrats about problems they could and should have fixed is deeply depressing. It is like watching someone starve to death because they are too lazy to walk to their fully stocked kitchen.

The Wall

By: Sunday July 11, 2010 9:30 am

This week, George Lakoff published a piece called “Disaster Messaging” and Eric Alterman penned an essay called “Kabuki Democracy: Why a Progressive Presidency is Impossible, for Now.” Lakoff and Alterman know what is standing in the way of progressive achievement in America. Let’s call it The Wall. Lakoff speaks of the conservatives’ message advantages. Democrats [...]

Help Bring Democracy To America

By: Friday July 9, 2010 6:01 pm

We like to think that we live in a democracy, but the sad reality is that the US is a democracy in much the same way that the UK is a monarchy. The American voter has become a figurehead who controls very little, if anything.

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before

By: Tuesday May 11, 2010 6:01 pm

Government regulatory agencies and congressional oversight committees are captured by the industries they’re supposed to regulate. Massive and supposedly unforeseen disaster occurs as a result. Public is outraged. Congress and President seize the moment to demand sweeping reform. And then… well, not so much. The reforms that eventually get passed never seem to go as far as they should, and the industries responsible emerge largely unscathed.

Massey and the West Virginia Mine Disaster: What Went Wrong?

By: Tuesday April 20, 2010 3:45 pm

The Mine Safety & Health Act is not to blame for the 29 deaths at Massey Coal. The real problems are much deeper.

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