All Articles on Citizens United

"Rather than stay silent and wait for the Supreme Court to change its mind, people are fighting for political equality - people are fighting, that is, for the idea that everyone should have an equal say at all levels of the political system." (Photo: Light Brigading/flickr/cc) Views
The Fight For Democracy
The result of Citizens United is that elected officials listen to their funders (the wealthy few) more than they listen to everyday people living in this country.
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Citizens United vs. United Citizens: The Showdown of the Century
With the presidency of Donald Trump, the fusion of government and corporate rule is complete
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"Jesus God Almighty, what a fake." (Photo: Getty) Views
The Only Way Paul Ryan Wins Is if Millions of Americans Lose
The GOP Tax Bill is the culmination of a dark, dangerous dream.
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Net Neutrality Repeal Is Only Part of Trump’s Surrender to Corporate Media
Repealing net neutrality has drawn a huge amount of public visibility—and rightly so—but that decision is just the latest in a string of ominous, industry-friendly giveaways by the Trump administration’s FCC.
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If the Trump Revolution Is Possible, So Is a Progressive One
The increased tempo of the GOP's snatch and grab in recent days suggests that they're feeling a certain desperation
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"If anti-Trump forces here don’t address persistent voter disgust with the status quo, the Eastern European example offers a grim glimpse of a possible American future as right-wing libertarians, intolerant nationalists, and alt-right extremists secure their lock on the policy apparatus." Views
What’s the Matter with Eastern Europe?
Welcome to the birthplace of Trumpism.
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AI Has Already Taken Over. It’s Called the Corporation.
Futurists warning about the threats of AI are looking in the wrong place. Humanity is already facing an existential threat from an artificial intelligence we created hundreds of years ago. It’s called the Corporation.
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"Additionally, the doubling and eventual elimination of the estate tax, which only applied to a mere 5,500 estates to begin with out of 3 million in total, will add tens of billions in additional wealth to a crowd that’s seen their wealth soar as the stock market has rocketed upward." Views
Corporations and the Super Rich Tax Democracy
Trump’s claim that “we are giving them a big, beautiful Christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax cut” is spot on when applied to corporations and the super rich.
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"It was, in other words, the perfect moment for a billionaire salesman-cum-conman-cum-reality-TV-sensation to descend that escalator." (Photo: Getty) Views
A President Made for a Zombie Apocalypse Media World
Why we need to stare at you know who.
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The most powerful people in the United States are the billionaire corporate owners of these companies, who finance political campaigns, deploy lobbyists, and threaten members of Congress who fall out of line. Views
Big Data and Big Money Have Subverted Our Democracy
Why does Congress refuse to act on climate change despite the strong majority of Americans who favor increased investments in renewable energy and cutbacks in fossil fuels? The oil lobby.
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