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What to Say in 15 Minutes About Citizens United

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] In two days time, I’ll be speaking at an event organized by We the People of Kansas, titled “Is Democracy for Sale?” It’s an officially non-partisan event–though, given its pretty thoroughly progressive liberal character, I’ve no doubt that movement conservatives will be thin on the ground. Still, I hope the

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Government May Be Violating Tobacco Companies’ 1st Amendment Rights

A controversial Supreme Court decision less than two years ago could have the unintended consequence of significantly reducing the government’s 46-year campaign against cigarettes. by WALTER BRASCH A controversial Supreme Court decision less than two years ago could have the unintended consequence of significantly reducing the government’s 46-year campaign against cigarettes. In a 5–4 decision,

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Corporate Felon Federal Boycott Act of 2011

In February, I posted an article, Government Boycott of Corporate Felons, which outlined the need for the government to get tough on corporate criminals.  Those we elect and re-elect often run on platforms of strong leadership, often demonstrated by supporting tough-on-crime policies.  However, these tough on crime measures usually only come down hard on petty

Government Boycott of Corporate Felons

There has been a great deal of hair-pulling (not at all unjustified) about the Citizens United ruling. I believe our ultimate goal is to remove “personhood” from the list of attributes we use to describe groups organized around their desire for profit while receiving limited liability for responsibility for the crimes intentionally committed for said