Friday, December 13, 2019

Tag: money in politics

Can we get the money out of politics?

Just as the National Popular Vote movement is an attempt to sidestep the Electoral College to ensure the president is elected by the people rather than the states, there are examples and steps we can follow to help get the money out of politics.

“You can’t take on a corrupt system if you take its...

"Our grassroots-funded campaign is proving every single day that you don't need billionaires and private fundraisers to run for president."

With help of Democrats, regulators move to gut ‘last line of...

"We are barely a decade from the greatest fiasco of financial over-leveraging in history, and we are already unlearning its most obvious lessons."

State of money in politics: Billion-dollar ‘dark money’ spending is just...

The dark money landscape is more than just direct spending, hundreds of millions more is being funneled through other kinds of groups that don’t fully disclose their donors.

The Gulf monarchies and the corruption of US foreign policy

Considering the money involved, we probably shouldn’t expect any further investigations to shine a light on the corrupting influence of these decadent absolute monarchies on American democracy.

GOP, Democrats spin tax plan

Leaders in both parties make false and misleading claims about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax cut plan.

The Real Threat to American Sovereignty

Donald Trump is right to worry about American sovereignty. But the real threat to our sovereignty isn’t imports or immigrants. It’s global money influencing our politics.

In New York, Republicans and Democrats Join Forces to Overturn Citizens...

Seventeen states have called for a constitutional amendment to reduce the influence of money in politics. So who’s next?

Democracy Spring Protests Bring Record Number of Arrests

Over 400 people have been arrested and it's only the first day.

The End of Big Money in Elections? 6 Reasons to Think...

Signs of change are cropping up everywhere from grassroots actions to the presidential campaigns.

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Watch for Pelosi’s brilliant move: She won’t fall into the Republicans’ deadly trap

If Trump somehow escapes removal by impeachment the jury will cast their votes in the 2020 elections and they will, without question, find him guilty as charged.

Small steps against climate change

Let’s start thinking about ways such as this to stop necessary waste.

The (progressive) case against Mayor Pete

Footage of Mayor Peter praising the Tea Party at a 2010 conference and calling for more bipartisanship is not a good look for the millions of Americans hoping to chart a more progressive course post 2020.

Exxon wins New York climate fraud lawsuit

"Nothing in this opinion is intended to absolve ExxonMobil from responsibility for contributing to climate change through the emission of greenhouse gasses in the production of its fossil fuel products."