Tag Archives: Citizens United

Money Keeps Talking Louder

On Valentine’s Day, 2011, no one was thinking that Scott Walker had much of a chance to be our next president. That’s when the protests started – Walker, just elected for his first term as governor of Wisconsin, had surprised … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole

April can’t end soon enough for the Republicans this year, and there are still a few days left to go – not that things didn’t go their way toward the end of the month. A bitterly divided Supreme Court upheld … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Paranoid Plutocrats

“Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich.” ~ Samuel Johnson It’s all Amazon now. They moved beyond books a long time ago, after destroying Borders and Barnes and Noble and ten thousand small bookstores. They were … Continue reading

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Fighting Bigotry with Porn

Some days stand out, like January 21, 1908 – that was the day that New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public. That was vetoed by the mayor, the long-forgotten George McClellan … Continue reading

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Casino Politics

No, you don’t matter. That’s why so many people don’t vote – unlike Australia, where it’s required by law, here voting is voluntary. There’s no fine if you stay home and watch American Idol and text in your vote for … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

If we make it through the summer – if Spain and Greece don’t collapse, taking the economies of all of Europe with them and causing a worldwide crash – if Israel doesn’t decide to nuke Iran before Iran can get … Continue reading

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Not the Wright Stuff

This was supposed to be the Leona Helmsley election. You remember her – fabulously wealthy, and born on the Fourth of July too – a masterful businesswoman and real estate entrepreneur. Yeah, she had the nickname the Queen of Mean, … Continue reading

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