All Articles on Citizens United

Enterprising businesses that want to save money could cite “religious freedom” to exclude virtually any medical treatment from their insurance plans. Surgery, antibiotics, immunizations — you name it. Views
Your Boss Shouldn’t Get to Have ‘Religious’ Objections to Your Health Care
Expanding "corporate citizen" rights into health care could ultimately affect everybody, not just women.
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Sanders: To Lift 'Outrageous' Burden of Student Debt, Time for Tuition-Free College for All
"Each and every American must be able to get the education they need to match their skills and fulfill their dreams."
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The corporate state – the autocratic joining of business and government – exerts its influence all the way down to the state and local levels, not just in Washington. It works through boards of education and trustees of colleges and universities, drawing heavily from the business world and its professional servants in such disciplines as law, accounting and engineering. Views
How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy into Their Plutocracy
When public institutions are governed by private interests.
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We the People Law Introduced as U.S. Democracy Reaches 'Crisis Point'
In response to rampant attacks on voting rights and an administration riddled with conflicts of interest, Democrats introduce proposals to restore Americans' faith in political system
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U.S. foreign policy and the Trump Organization’s business ventures will remain in a unique and complex relationship with each other in the coming years as the president and his children take the people who elected him for a global ride. Views
The White House as Donald Trump’s New Casino
Yes, He Is Running America Like One of His Businesses.
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaking Tuesday at the Carter Center in Atlanta. (Photo: Screengrab from cartercenter.org) News
Jimmy Carter Speaks Out Against US 'Oligarchy' and Trump's Diplomatic Failures
Former president bemoans money in politics and says tensions with Pyongyang won't subside until "we're willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings"
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This Labor Day the Struggle Continues
Labor Day was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, as a concession to the labor movement days after he used federal troops to crush a strike by railroad workers which resulted in 30 deaths and some $80 million in property damages. Workers then, and workers now, were...
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Progressive values include fairness, equity, a level-playing field, compassion, justice, reverence for our planet and environment, and a genuine pursuit of peace, not war – all things which play extremely well in the hearts of Americans, not to mention in political polling. One of the reasons Sanders is the most popular politician in America is that he tapped into these values and put specific proposals into a broader-values based message. Views
The Long Game For Progressives
Resistance, while necessary, is merely reactive. Progressives need to start being proactive.
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This Is All So 19th Century
Instead of serving democracy, the Trump administration seems focused on serving only its destruction
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"It’s not just the crudeness and bigotry of loudmouth-in-chief Donald Trump, or his late, unlamented spokesman Anthony Scaramucci, or scary racist Steve Bannon that is destabilizing the country. The current political moment is the result of a long-term effort by Republican strategists and money men, including Reince Priebus, to destroy the foundations of our democracy for their own short-term gain." Views
Donald Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, and Reince Priebus: Nasty, Brutish, and Short
“The simplest explanation is a there are a lot of drugs being used.”
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