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Election News or Mis-information?

© Tom Tomorrow Ok, I need to clear up some misinformation that I’ve been seeing in almost all of the media. The media keeps reporting the popular vote totals from the Iowa caucuses. Based on the popular vote, they keep calling the results for Clinton and Sanders a “dead heat”. There is just one problem: […]

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Dark Money Landslide?

I’ve complained about “dark money” – unlimited money coming from 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) organizations that don’t have to disclose their donors, and who can use that money for political campaigns. Because they don’t have to disclose their donors, their money can come from foreign enemies, even criminal or terrorist organizations. Well, it is getting worse. […]

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness?

While the Citizens United decision and the rise of big money and Super PACs had a huge effect on the 2010 midterm election, they don’t seem to be having as much of an impact on the current presidential primaries. Don’t get me wrong, there is even more money being spent this time, but it doesn’t […]

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Energetic Apathy

© Joel Pett Special interests want you to be apathetic. The less you know, and the less you vote, the more power they get. Everyone is given the right to vote. If you don’t, you’re just throwing your power away. It takes less time to vote than it does to complain about how corrupt and […]

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Public Service Announcement

© aattp.org This is no election fraud. Honest! Would I lie to you, Tea Party? You’re my best-est friend.

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Fraud

Kansas wants you to know that they are really really concerned about election fraud. After all, they want to make sure that only the white right people vote. If you have been following along, Kansas first passed a law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration. But federal law requires states to accept the federal […]

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Veteran Anger

[I’m quoting an article by Jim Wright from Stonekettle Station in its entirety (minus the addendum, which you should go read).] “The reality is that John McCain the politician has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President (Barack) Obama with the VA scandal and has spent […]

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Swift Boating Trump?

The Republicans are desperately trying to get rid of Donald Trump. I mean they have even asked him nicely to shut up, or at least dial it back a few notches. But Trump continues to be Trump, and he keeps rising in the polls. What’s a GOP to do? Their plan was to wait for […]

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Blooming Politics

It only took a few days for the political irony to show up in Bloom County! © Berkeley Breathed

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If a Trump Falls in the Forest, Does it Make a Sound?

Jon Stewart has a good point. Donald Trump is not the problem. The problem is us. Why do we pay attention to anything Trump says? Trump is following the traditional right-wing script. Now he’s whining about being America’s whipping post because he’s willing to bring up things like immigration that nobody else wants to talk […]

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Trumps Me!

© Matt Lubchansky What an amazing political system we have. Rich people competing to be elected. Other rich people giving money to them to run for office. Rich pundit people on TV telling us who to vote for and judging how “serious” the candidates are by how much money they can raise from other rich […]

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Trump This!

Donald Trump announces that he is running for president, and Twitter goes wild! If you need more snark in your life, go read about it. A couple of examples: Donald Trump is doing an amazing Donald Trump parody right now. Wow. The music tried to get Trump off the stage at his own rally. Even […]

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Affirmative Political Action

Yesterday I posted about how Americans almost unanimously say that our system for funding elections is broken and needs to be dramatically changed. Here’s a good example of why they feel that way, and an organization that is doing something about it. The Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has announced that they are suing the Federal […]

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Money in Politics

A recent poll performed by the NY Times and CBS News confirms that Americans believe that money is causing major problems with our politics. A stunning 84% say that money has too much influence on political campaigns, and 85% say that candidates who win public office then promote policies that favor people and groups who […]

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Give ’em Hell, Bernie!

One of my favorite writers, Matt Taibbi, has written a wonderful article in Rolling Stone about Bernie Sanders, our “other” Democratic presidential candidate. Or as Taibbi puts it: His entrance into the 2016 presidential race is a great thing and not a mere footnote to the inevitable coronation of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. […]

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