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Jim Hightower
NationofChange / Op-Ed
Published: Wednesday 14 November 2012
“Unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United edict allowing unlimited sums of cash in our elections, they spewed an ocean of money into efforts to enthrone Mitt Romney in the White House and turn the Senate into a GOP rubber stamp for totally corporatizing government.”

Billionaires Crap Out in 2012 Elections

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They came. They spent! Then, they limped home, tails between their legs. (OK, they didn't limp; they were flown home on their private Gulfstream jets. But still, their tails were tucked down in the defeat mode.)

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ABOUT Jim Hightower
National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

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Outside Spending Makes Big Difference in State Level Races

Paul Abowd
Published: Thursday 8 November 2012
Citizens United decision impact goes beyond D.C.
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"Paul is a graduate journalism student at American University. He comes to D.C. after four years in Detroit reporting on education for Labor Notes magazine. His story on President Obama's charter school policy won a 2010 Project Censored award. He is in post-production on a documentary about Detroit's Brewster-Douglass projects, the country's first public housing development built for black residents."

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Thomas Magstadt
NationofChange / Op-Ed
Published: Monday 5 November 2012
“You can be a patriotic American with all the rights of citizenship even if your first language is Spanish.”

On Being a Democrat in 2012

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To be a Democrat in 2012 probably (liberals never ever agree on everything) means you believe:

1.  Every man, woman, and child in America has a right to affordable health care.

2.  You can be a patriotic American with all the rights of citizenship even if your first language is Spanish.



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ABOUT Thomas Magstadt

Tom Magstadt earned his Ph.D. at The Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies. He is the author of "An Empire If You Can Keep It: Power and Principle in American Foreign Policy," "Understanding Politics: Ideas, Institutions and Issues," and "Nations and Governments: Comparative Politics in Regional Perspective." He was a regular contributor to the Prague Post in 1998-99 and has published widely in newspapers, magazines and journals in the United States. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic in the mid-1990s and a visiting professor at the Air War College in 1990-92. He has taught at several universities, chaired two political science departments, and also did a stint as an intelligence analyst at the CIA. He is a member of the board of the International Relations Council of Kansas City. Now working mainly as a free-lance writer, he lives in Westwood Hills, Kansas.

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