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Does Clinton’s pass from Comey indicate the dawn of an American banana republic?

By Against Crony Capitalism July 7, 2016     “The Big Pass” certainly is a big step toward banana republicanism. Even some of Hillary’s most ardent supporters were taken aback by Comey’s statement on Tuesday. There is a sense in the country now that there are rules for the rulers and rules for the rabble, and […]

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'Blacklisting' of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook 'Rules the News'

‘Blacklisting’ of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook ‘Rules the News’

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams May 10, 2016   ‘Blacklisting’ of Right-Wing Stories More Proof that Facebook ‘Rules the News’ Journalists from across the political spectrum raise concerns after former employees reveal manipulation of ‘trending’ bar     Revelations that Facebook may have regularly “blacklisted” conservative stories from the platform’s “trending” news section was met […]


Trump freaks out foreign clients of lobbyists

Trump freaks out foreign clients of lobbyists

By Against Crony Capitalism March 30, 2016   Trump freaks out foreign clients of lobbyists     One can understand the concern. Trump could throw a big old wrench into the status quo foreign relations wise. I heard Andrea Mitchell practically scold the guy today on the radio for his non-interventionism. (Not to his face.) […]


Who’s Funding Super PACs This Election Season? Good Question

By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams March 21, 2016   Who’s Funding Super PACs This Election Season? Good Question New reporting looks at how shady LLCs are contributing to ‘corrupt campaign finance system’     Campaign finance reform advocates have rallied against super PACs’ ability to influence elections since their creation in 2010, and new reporting by […]

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Political Circuses: How US Elections Became a Joke

Political Circuses: How US Elections Became a Joke

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell February 20, 2016   Political Circuses: How US Elections Became a Joke     Starbucks CEO warns the U.S. presidential elections are turning into a ‘circus’ … CEO Howard Schultz criticized the presidential candidates for making ‘bombastic attacks’ without ‘respect’ for each other. He warned the run-up to […]


Outside spending for 2016 election cycle hits $200m

By Alex Glorioso OpenSecrets.org February 15, 2016   Outside spending for 2016 hits $200m   This election cycle is flush with outside spending. As of today, super PACs, social welfare 501(c)(4) groups, trade associations, unions, parties and others (corporations, individuals etc) have spent $203.4 million this cycle. By this time in 2014, they’d spent less […]

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However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins

However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 27, 2016   However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins   It is not a conspiracy — it is out in the open. The permanent government behind the scenes ensures that foreign policy never changes, that endless wars continue to enrich the military-industrial complex, that the population […]


The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections

By Ralph Nader Common Dreams January 23, 2016   The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections     Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a […]

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Could This Law Send Every Presidential Candidate to Jail?

By John-Michael Seibler The Daily Signal November 11, 2015   Could This Law Send Every Presidential Candidate to Jail?     18 U.S. Code § 604 makes it a federal crime to be “in any manner concerned in soliciting or receiving” any contributions “for any political purpose from any person” entitled to government relief. That could […]


US House Resolution Seeks New Conflict in Ukraine

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute October 19, 2015   US House Resolution Seeks New Conflict in Ukraine     The US House of Representatives, which never ceases sticking its nose in other people’s business, is tomorrow scheduled to take up H. Res. 348, a bill “Supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to […]

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Washington’s Bias Toward War

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute September 24, 2015   Washington’s Bias Toward War   College of William & Mary Professor and Ron Paul Institute Academic Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson examined, in an interview last week with host Paul Jay on the Real News Network, the connection between war and profits. War brings profits, and […]


2016 Selection: 1/3 of All Campaign Donations Funded by Just 60 Elite Individuals

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com August 5, 2015   2016 Selection: 1/3 of All Campaign Donations Funded by Just 60 Elite Individuals     Campaign finance reform ain’t gonna cut it. New SuperPAC rules have erased the limits on cash that donors can give to candidates, allowing the massive amounts of money to pile up even […]

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Federal Court: Tennessee Ballot Access Law Unfairly Burdens Third Parties

By Barry Donegan Truth In Media July 6, 2015   Federal Court: Tennessee Ballot Access Law Unfairly Burdens Third Parties On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that a Tennessee statute requiring that a minor party, in order to stay on the ballot, must achieve 5% of the vote in the same gubernatorial election in […]


Tennessee Bill to prohibit county employees from serving as County Commissioners

A new bill for Tennessee that will stop county employees from serving as County Commissioner of the county in which they are employed will be soon up for a vote.  This will not do anything to county employees that are currently elected members of the County Commission or re-election of county employees that currently hold […]

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