August 2018

Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform – part 2

In my previous post I wrote about gerrymandering and lobbying.  Now let’s look at the actual campaign finance ideas. So long as candidates have to raise money to run for office there is going to be corruption.  The rich and powerful will open their wallets and expect some sort of consideration in return.    The most […]

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Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform – part 1

America is no longer a nation ruled by the people and for the people.  That changed slowly as lobbying became a huge influence industry.  Then the final blow came from the conservative Supreme Court with the Citizens United ruling that determined corporations have the same rights as people and  that spending money as one wishes […]

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Too Far Left?

I am quite fed up with hearing about how political progressives have gone too far to the left. What do you think happened 1932 when FDR was elected?  Do you think he was a moderate?  NO! It takes a progressive agenda to change what has been a festering wound in our democracy.  We cannot use […]

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The Need To Be In The Fast Lane – and the fast lane is the left.

There are always calls for an end to partisan politics and a need to work together. I agree. However, it does not mean that progressives must be even more accommodating to the right.   The progressives have always understood the need to compromise in order to make gains toward their goals.  In the past 10 years […]

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Who liked the New Deal? 

Almost everyone! The New Deal was a series of programs, public works projects, financial reforms and regulations enacted in the United States 1933-36, in response to the Great Depression. These programs included support for farmers, the unemployed, youth and the elderly. It included new constraints and safeguards on the banking industry and efforts to re-inflate the economy after […]

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