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To Protect Hillary Clinton, Democrats Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument
Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Citizens United was depicted by Democrats as the root of all political evil. But now, the core argument embraced by the Court’s conservatives to justify their ruling has taken center stage in the Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — because...
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'Just the Beginning' as 400 Arrested on Capitol Steps Protesting Big Money in Politics
'If you choose to defend the status quo of corruption, there's going to be growing nonviolent resistance in the streets, at the Capitol, at your fundraisers, and in the polls, to say that we will not take it anymore.'
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Mass Convergence in D.C. for 'Sit-In to Save Democracy'
Grassroots coalition launches unprecedented week of mass nonviolent action to call for campaign finance reform
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These Shoes Were Made For Walking
What ever happened to the days in which Congress members listened to their constituents? Or when the people, not corporations, decided our elections? These are the questions Americans are asking themselves. People on both sides of the political divide realize that what happens in Washington does...
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Leader of Clinton’s Dark Money Alliance Files Ethics Complaints Against Sanders
A group known to be a “dark money ally” of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has filed ethics complaints with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against her opponent, Bernie Sanders. Clinton’s ally specifically alleges Sanders failed to disclose who paid for a “sponsored”...
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We Must Rebuild Our Democracy
It started with the founding fathers. In America’s very first election, in 1788, the government officially barred all women, all people of color, and any man without land from voting. This was American democracy in the 18th century. Almost 90 years later, the 15th amendment officially removed “race...
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Six Pieces of a Real Democracy Movement We've Never Had Before
As perhaps never before in our history, all the pieces are in place for a democracy movement to take off in America, one strong enough to tackle the system-roots of our country's crises. What? You don't see it? I understand, because it is really hard to discern the democratic impulse in a political...
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The Threat of Big Money in Politics and the Call for a 28th Amendment
While Americans agree that there is too much money coming from too few people in our political campaigns today, a debate over how to address that problem raises an even larger question about whether or not we still have a Constitution that works to provide a government of, by, and for the people...
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One Percenters Get Their Own Special Social Welfare Deal
One percenters have it all, extra houses, extra cars, even an exclusive legal defense if they kill, “affluenza,” to keep them out of jail. But until last week, they felt unfairly denied access to the benefits of social welfare organizations, United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the like. Now, these...
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Pledging for Democracy: How Bernie Can Win and Get the Congress He Needs
Senator Sanders has started a national debate on democracy and income inequality in America. He has reintroduced ideas to curb the influence of corporations in American politics and to reverse the concentration of wealth that a handful of people have acquired over the past 35 years. Many Americans...
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