On today’s anniversary of the ‘Citizens United’ decision, which exposed American democracy to increasing domination by the country’s very richest and most reactionary figures, it is worth recalling the false promise made by the Supreme Court justice who wrote the majority opinion in that case.
By Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As the June 3 primary election draws near, business interests, labor groups, environmentalists and wealthy individuals have poured more than $20 million into television and radio commercials, mail ads and other campaign aid for their preferred candidates in campaigns for state offices. The vast sums are partly […]
Last week, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a religious-right audience gasp in horror when he announced that Senate Democrats were on a warpath “to repeal the First Amendment.” Addressing a terrified audience of conservative pastors in Washington, D.C., Cruz assured his listeners that he “was not making this up,” and that Democrats were really and truly […]
On Thursday, the Democratic SuperPAC American Bridge launched realkochfacts.com, a digital project that delves into the Koch brothers, their policy agenda, business impact, and political spending, including a state-by-state analysis of how the big-spending conservatives have affected local legislation. The website’s release comes on the same day that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to take […]