A Bawdyhouse of Bad Right-Wing Ideas, Including Big Fees on Public Protests

Jim Hightower

Latest right-wing atrocity would snuff out your Constitutional right to free speech and assembly by putting an exorbitant fee on public protests. Ideally, elections are about ideas. In our dark times of money-soaked, bitterly negative … Read moreA Bawdyhouse of Bad Right-Wing Ideas, Including Big Fees on Public Protests

Front-Porch Politics: Everyone Wants Populist Reforms

Jim Hightower

A People’s Action report highlights universal desire for real populist reform. If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump … Read moreFront-Porch Politics: Everyone Wants Populist Reforms

A Corporate Supercell Spawning a Hailstorm of Special Interest Legislation

Jim Hightower

ALEC is sponsoring corrupt special interest bills across America Just days after last November’s election, jubilant members and top staffers of the notorious corporate front group, American Legislative Exchange Council, gathered for a celebratory lunch … Read moreA Corporate Supercell Spawning a Hailstorm of Special Interest Legislation

Laboratories of Democracy

Jim Hightower

The states are supposed to be laboratories of democracy, not strongholds of plutocratic power. In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America’s federal structure is that “a … Read moreLaboratories of Democracy

Gay Marriage is Last Straw: Conservatives Revolt as ALEC Drafts New Constitution

Gay Marriage is Last Straw: Conservatives Revolt as ALEC Drafts New Constitution

ALEC’s bold new constitution aims to salve the GOP sadz. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC, a Koch subsidiary), sent out an emergency e-mail to their employees who currently hold elected office, offering a quick … Read moreGay Marriage is Last Straw: Conservatives Revolt as ALEC Drafts New Constitution

A National Call to Link Arms for Democracy

A National Call to Link Arms for Democracy

Guest Editorial: Let’s work together to reform our democracy and make it work. By Victoria Collier and Ben Zion-Ptashnik. Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission. (A guest editorial — not fake news or satire! This article, … Read moreA National Call to Link Arms for Democracy

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