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Mark Schauer on fundraising challenges, gay rights and the takeover of Detroit

As of this last January, before even announcing his intention to run for re-election, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder already had approximately $4 million in his campaign war chest. Money on the right, it would seem, is relatively easy to come by, when you’re willing to bring the likes of Scott Walker, Jed Bush and Chris […]

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Everything is pointing toward a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign… And only Elizabeth Warren can stop it

For the past several weeks, one of my favorite people, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has been publicly floating the idea that, if no other strong progressives, like Elizabeth Warren, come forward to announce a run for the presidency in 2016, he’d consider doing it himself. Someone, according to Sanders, needs to address the collapse of […]

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Glenn Beck vs. Jeffrey Sachs on Occupy Wall Street

I have two pieces of video for you to compare and contrast. One is of a failed morning zoo DJ. The other is of a well-regarded professor from Columbia University. Can you figure out which is which? VIDEO ONE: VIDEO TWO: So, did you figure it out? Here’s a hint… The economics professor isn’t the […]

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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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Saving Democracy from activist judges

It was announced today, in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling giving corporations unprecedented influence over the American elections, that Representatives John Conyers and Donna Edwards had introduced a Constitutional amendment to remedy the situation. The amendment, which is being called the Free Speech for People Amendment, reads as follows: Amendment XXVIII Section 1. […]

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