Tag Archives: John Roberts

Celebrate yesterday’s trouncing by getting involved in Campaign Finance Reform

I was in the midst of trying to cobble together a hopeful and constructive post of some kind, and failing miserably, when I received the following note from Lawrence Lessig, the co-founder of Fix Congress First. As it successfully accomplished what I could not, I thought that I’d steal it and pass it along. Just […]

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Oh, she plays softball….

When asked why they chose to run a 17 year old photo of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan playing softball on their front page, editors of the Wall Street Journal said, somewhat mater-of-factly, “Because we didn’t have a picture of her fucking a woman.” Of course they didn’t really say that. But the implication was […]

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Random thoughts on a Thursday night alone

I was all excited to write about this rumor going around today that Chief Justice John Roberts was preparing to step down from the Supreme Court for “personal reasons,” but, sadly, it looks like it’s not true. I hate when stuff like that happens, and I get my hopes all up about something, only to […]

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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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