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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

Saudi Arabia: Royalism and Oilism

Nothing captures the cynical reality of fossil fuel capitalism more than the fear mongering taking place concerning possible uprisings in Saudi Arabia. Where the world should be celebrating people struggling to realize their dignity and gain a voice in the political processes that shape their lives, instead we are being treated to apocalyptic scenarios involving