Casino baron Sheldon Adelson, a walking indictment of the Citizens United ruling, has decided to use his billions to influence government officials to crackdown on internet gambling. Adelson had previously come to the public’s attention by spending hundreds of millions of dollars against President Obama in 2012 using, among other things, Super PACs.
|By: DSWright Monday November 18, 2013 6:45 am|
|By: EdwardTeller Wednesday October 23, 2013 8:00 pm|
What would the media response have been had a prominent American Muslim been able to draw such applause from a university audience for recommending using a thermonuclear weapon on Tel Aviv?
|By: DSWright Monday March 4, 2013 6:53 am|
Las Vegas Sands Corporation, run by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has admitted in an SEC filing that it likely broke the law by violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
|By: Phoenix Woman Saturday January 19, 2013 6:45 am|
01/31/13 UPDATE: Word has come to me that Truthout has retracted the story to which my blog post below refers. The story, by Truthout’s Danny Weil, apparently misread the OpenSecrets data, and confused contributions made by individuals with those from PACs. I regret passing along this error in the Truthout story, a story I cited in good faith.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday December 13, 2012 8:00 pm|
One of the deepest divides in our alarmingly escalating Class War is one of mutual misunderstanding between the two sides about what money is for: The Job Creators can’t comprehend why the Lower Orders should have such fripperies as food, housing, and medical care (or worse, cell phones and TV’s), while those being steadily ground into mush under their well-shod heels can’t understand why people with enough money to buy their own states don’t at least buy states where the weather is better.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday November 29, 2012 8:00 pm|
If I were a Republican at this particular moment, I’d have but one wish: Better grifters, please.
|By: Phoenix Woman Friday November 9, 2012 5:49 am|
Karl Rove’s billionaire pals gave him nearly $400 million to defeat President Obama in particular and Democrats and their issues in general, and he got waxed. Badly.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday November 1, 2012 8:00 pm|
Never do I feel so powerless and deflated in my role as a citizen as I do toward the end of an election season, but 2012 is quickly reaching a new level of awfulness. I just can’t wait for this to be over. From the top of the ticket on down (except for a few bright spots I’ll get to later), the dispiriting sense that “winning” can only be called such because losing is flat-out unthinkable, given that almost half of the electorate is evidently willing and eager to elect into office a party that holds them in utter contempt.
|By: masaccio Sunday September 30, 2012 10:40 am|
How much of the middle class will our Galtian Overlords in the Oligarchy kill off?