Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Arizona Campaign Finance Law: The Surprisingly Good News in the Supreme Court’s New Decision

A rare piece of good news by Rick Hasen in The New Republic: The Roberts Court seems to have retreated from the suggestion that all campaign finance laws, aside from disclosure, are in constitutional trouble. Citizens United was a case … Continue reading

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Oil Industry Forms New Astroturf Group to Manipulate 2012 Republican Primary in Iowa

This from Think Progress:

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Keith Olbermann on on “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission”

From June, 2010

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Income Inequality

From Jared Bernstein: Back in 1979, the average income of the top 1% was about 33 times that of the bottom fifth.  In 2007, that ratio had grown to 100.  The real income of middle-class households grew 19% over these … Continue reading

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How the U.S., on the road to surplus, detoured to massive debt

From the Washington Post: In January 2001, with the budget balanced and clear sailing ahead, the Congressional Budget Office forecast ever-larger annual surpluses indefinitely. The outlook was so rosy, the CBO said, that Washington would have enough money by the … Continue reading

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Phony Deficit Hawks

This from Paul Krugman: So, just to summarize: Republicans are deeply, deeply concerned about the budget deficit; they believe that our nation’s future is at stake. But they’re willing to sacrifice that future, not to mention risk the good faith … Continue reading

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10 Things the GOP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Debt

The Daily Kos lists the 10 Things the GOP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Debt This is why the US needs to quit whiplashing back and forth between Liberal and Conservative leaders Ronald Reagan increased the National Debt by … Continue reading

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