The United States Oligarchy

United States Oligarchy

*+-Sharon Kyle: The bottom line is that the American people don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of having their interests represented when their interests collide with big business or a small cadre of elites.

Creating Community, One Vote at a Time

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: Democracy only happens when the voting system is open and free, when everybody has an equal vote, when the balloting is secret, when the counting of votes is honest.

Send Lauren to Netroots

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*+-Lauren Windsor: I am competing to win a scholarship to an important political media conference, Netroots Nation, and I need your help.

Saving Schools: Research Backs Ward-Based Idea

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: The message from the proponents of at-large voting, at all the forums I have attended, is that the School Board has failed, but let’s do nothing. Let’s not change the voting system. And let’s not talk about anything else.

Housed Educators: Why Is LAUSD Scapegoating Teachers?

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*+-David Lyell: Propelled by private foundation money, District leadership and several School Board members have lobbied state and national legislators to gut seniority laws and have been trying to overwhelm UTLA with cases to defend.

Americans Elect: The Political eHarmony

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*+-Victoria Defrancesco Soto: In late spring of this year, Americans Elect will hold a primary consisting of three rounds of online balloting where the six candidates with the most votes will emerge. Anyone can vote as long as they are a registered voter.

What Is Happening with Republicans?

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*+-Bill Fletcher: The “circle of clowns” of Republican candidates seems increasingly intent on proving that they are the voices of ignorance, fear and irrationalism. I cannot get over it.

Chris and David: Do Your Homework

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*+-Berry Craig: I’m not against Romney just because he was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. Likewise, it makes no sense for any union member to vote for Santorum just because his grandfather was a coal miner.