Wall Street’s Democrats

Wall Street Owns Democrats

*+-Robert Reich: The Democrats’ unwillingness to close the carried-interest loophole when they could also goes some way to explaining why, almost six years after Wall Street’s near meltdown, the Obama administration has done so little to rein in the Street.

California Activists Protesting Money in Politics Declare Victory

Protesting Money in Politics

*+-Dan Bacher: After five more people were arrested in the State Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento at a sit in Thursday night, activists from the group 99Rise on July 3 announced the end of their twelve-day occupation and civil disobedience campaign to get the corporate money out politics.

Join the March for Democracy

March for Democracy 350

*+-Sharon Kyle: LA Progressive holds the notion that as long as big money wields power and control of our government, the people will not have true representation. The California March for Democracy needs your support.

Corporations Are Not People

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: The problem with treating corporations as people for the purpose of political speech is that it provides another opportunity for rich and powerful corporate executives to magnify their speech with money which belongs to others.

Citizens United v FEC

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*+-John Macmurray: The Lincoln Club, by opening up campaign contributions to individuals and groups who can give unlimited amounts of anonymous dollars, gets the undying gratitude of billionaires and large corporations.

Money, Power, and Politics

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*+-Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer. As a result of the unions’ current orientation toward the Democratic Party, one must look long and hard for compelling examples, aside from the 1930s, when unions put up a valiant struggle.

Dictatorship of Dollars

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*+-Brent Budowsky: The armies of the dictatorship of dollars have mobilized for the grand battle of the gathering storm. Kennedy was only elected in 1960 because he ran with Johnson. Democrats have no margin for error in 2012.

WTF Democrats?

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*+-Patty Bellasalma: Rachel Maddow has repeatedly pointed out that Democrats need to stand with public employees and working families but too many of them don’t seem to be listening.