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A superPAC to eliminate superPACs?

Harvard Law professor and campaign finance reform advocate Lawrence Lessig is starting the "Mayday PAC". He pledges that 100% of money rais…

Started by Grinning Cat

2 May 12, 2014
Reply by tom sarbeck

Post-Constitutional US

Chris Hedges: We're Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy A ruling elite that accrues for itself total…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

6 May 7, 2014
Reply by Loren Miller

CJ Werleman: What The Corporate Totalitarian State Means for Humanism (The Thinking Atheist)

On April 12th, 2014, CJ Werleman spoke in San Diego, California to a standing-room-only crowd at the VisionPulse Creative Event & Meeti…

Started by Loren Miller

2 May 3, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Worldwatch Institute calls for drastic economic and political change

Capitalism Unable to Deal with Climate Change My bullet point summary: Markets can be excellent tools for certain purposes, but they do no…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 3, 2014

The Tyranny of Growth

This issue comes to my mind a lot.  For anyone who works for any corporation, it must come up at some time. If there is a "10 Commandments…

Started by Daniel W

21 Apr 29, 2014
Reply by Luara

'Under God' doesn't belong in the Pledge of Allegiance: Editorial (New Jersey Star-Ledger)

Don’t want “God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Then your kids are free to keep quiet while the rest of class does its patriotic duty. That,…

Started by Loren Miller

12 Apr 27, 2014
Reply by Pat

Favortie politics & economics quotes

My favorite quote today is by Alnoor Ladha and Martin Kirk in What's Really Driving Inequality? The global economy is essentially now a wea…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Apr 25, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

"Regulatory capture" is the norm for nuclear power

How well do you sleep, if you live a hundred miles from a nuclear power plant? "Regulatory capture" is the pattern among nuclear agencies,…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 23, 2014
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

How much change can Pope Francis bring to the Catholic Church? (CBS News)

The "mass appeal" of Pope Francis was on clear view as he celebrated Easter at the Vatican this morning. Popular as he is, he is still…

Started by Loren Miller

2 Apr 20, 2014
Reply by tom sarbeck

An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America (Daily Kos)

I meet you all the time. You hate Obama. You hate gay people. You hate black people, immigrants, Muslims, labor unions, women who want the…

Started by Loren Miller

6 Apr 17, 2014
Reply by Joan Denoo



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