A hush has fallen over our house. It began late Tuesday night and, if we are fortunate, will last at least a week. But it will return. We have no illusions that there will be continued quiet. That’s because we are in the middle of yet another election cycle. It’s not as bad as it was in
[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
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,
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
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
Attorney and activist Kevin Zeese is leading the fight to hold Justice Clarence Thomas accountable for the hundreds of thousands he and his wife have taken from the corporate right wing. Zeese spoke to us about the struggle.