Senator Whoever: a candidate for The Daily Show!

I haven't written much about Citizens United and the lethal impact that infamous Supreme Court decision has had on our already tainted political process.  Nothing I could have written would have driven the point home as colorfully as  this music video by Los Angeles-based music writer, singer and producer Eric Schwartz.  Please take a few minutes …

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Big money mocks one person, one vote

That whoosh you hear is the sound of money, gobs of it, flying from wellheeled donors to political candidates and "independent" committees on behalf of candidates.  The roar is increasingly deafening especially when the money is coming from corporations and superPAC's (and, to a lesser extent, labor unions.  Corporations, Mitt Romney explains to us, are …

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Warren, Brown seek the impossible in the ad game

Senate candidates Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown are adopting a statesman-like posture in calling for the elimination of campaign ads paid for by outside groups. Each candidate, in doing so, can boast of support for a better, less distorted political process, one from which we would all benefit. But their recent exchange of letters and …

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