Category Archives: Free Speech

Koch brothers, with Citizens United behind them, announce their intention to buy election

According to a new report in Politico, the Koch brothers, through their various front organizations, are set to funnel $400 million of their personal wealth into this year’s presidential campaign. It’s an absolutely staggering amount. To put it in context, these two men will be investing more than John McCain raised during the course of […]

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Net Neutrality and the DISCLOSE Act

Tonight, I will be signing a petition and calling the offices of my Senators in order to weigh in on two very important initiatives, and I would like to ask that you do the same. The first is called the DISCLOSE Act, and it’s being championed by Senators Patrick Leahy and Chuck Schumer. The bill, […]

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Are corporations people? And is it their birthright to buy elections?

Continuing our conversation from a few days ago on corporate personhood, I thought that I’d pass along this new video from Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig’s organization Fix Congress First. The piece is entitled, “Are corporations people?” And, speaking of the stranglehold that corporations have on the American electorate, did you happen to see that […]

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Free speech is for humans, and business should mind its own business

In response to the big Supreme Court decision the other day, which gave corporations (U.S. and international) unprecedented power with which to influence elections via capital contributions, Florida Congressman Alan Grayson just introduced legislation to change U.S. tax law, so that all corporate contributions would be taxed at a rate of 500%. The legislation is […]

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Corporations given the green light to buy elections

Last night, I posted a video here by Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig about the importance of getting corporate money out of politics. At the time, I agreed with the professor that corporations had way too much influence over American politics. Since I posted it, however, things have gotten considerably worse. This morning, the U.S. Supreme […]

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