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Sunday, December 21, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Politics Killing the Post Office

Politics Killing the Post Office

        Don't Let Business Lobbyists Kill the Post Office By Matt Taibbi The Times has an editorial today about the future of the U.S. Postal Service: Postal officials say they must close about 3,700 underused post offices (there are 32,000 nationally) while offering alternative services through local businesses. They also want to consolidate hundreds of regional processing centers and eliminate Saturday mail deliveries. An aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders ... Full Story

Congress fears the NRA

Congress fears the NRA

                    Update: Confirmed, Congress is Owned By The NRA by Paul Canning Last week, I reported on how a poll had found that the vast majority of Americans supported some restrictions on gun ownership. I also reported on how the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence would be lobbying Congress — here’s what they asked Congress members to support: I believe that these people should not be able ... Full Story

Who voted equal pay for women?

Who voted equal pay for women?

    Romney Won't Say Whether He Would Have Signed Lilly Ledbetter Act By Sam Stein When Mitt Romney's economic advisers were asked last week whether the former governor supported the Lilly Ledbetter Act, they took a few hours to produce an answer. Even then, the aides left some questions unanswered. Romney, aides said, supports the concept of equal pay for equal work and has no interest in repealing existing legislation. Whether Romney would have actually signed the ... Full Story

Super Rich buying the White House

Super Rich buying the White House

                  Anonymous Donor Writes Huge Check To GOP — Thanks, Citizens United! By Robin Marty Someone out there is so intent on making sure that President Barack Obama doesn’t serve a second term in office he or she is willing to shell out big cash to prevent it. Who?  Well, we’ll probably never know. According to the Washington Post, an anonymous $10 million donation was made to Karl Rove’s super ... Full Story

Romney, a man of falsehoods

Romney, a man of falsehoods

      OPINIONS   Mitt Romney, a man of falsehoods  By Richard Cohen, Published: April 16 Among the attributes I most envy in a public man (or woman) is the ability to lie. If that ability is coupled with no sense of humor, you have the sort of man who can be a successful football coach, a CEO or, when you come right down to it, a presidential candidate. Such a man is Mitt Romney. Time and time again, Romney has been called a liar during ... Full Story

American Legislative Exchange Council explained

          ALEC Exposed: The Koch Connection By Lisa Graves This article is part of a Nation series exposing the American Legislative Exchange Council, in collaboration with the Center For Media and Democracy. John Nichols introduces the series. Hundreds of ALEC’s model bills and resolutions bear traces of Koch DNA: raw ideas that were once at the fringes but that have been carved into “mainstream” policy through the wealth and will of ... Full Story

Why do Conservatives Hate Public Transit

Why do Conservatives Hate Public Transit

4 Reasons Conservatives Hate Public Transit By Jason Mark Once upon a time — in a political environment that seems otherwordly compared to what we have in the United States today — the federal transportation bill was a bi-partisan endeavor. Now things are different. Congress went into spring recess last week and once again left hanging a reauthorization of the transportation bill, which expired two and a half years ago. Congress was just barely able to approve a temporary, 90-day ... Full Story

Vigilante spirit in the US justice system

Vigilante spirit in the US justice system

      The Trayvon Martin case reveals a vigilante spirit in the US justice system Prosecutorial misconduct, police corruption and 'stand your ground' laws are part of the lingering lynch mob mentality By David A Love The shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, has exposed the issue of official misconduct, as police have failed to arrest, and prosecutors have refused to indict, George Zimmerman, Martin's self-professed killer. Zimmerman, a ... Full Story

American middle class: dead?

American middle class: dead?

Professor Starr writes about the "Hourglass Economy," one in which the economy consists mainly of the rich and the poor with only a small middle class. Examples of this type of economy abound. Many South American and African countries come to mind. Without a strong and prosperous middle class, the United States is destined to become a third-rate nation. America will not longer be a world power or a major player in world economics. This will mark the end of the "American Dream" and the ... Full Story

Oil subsidies

Oil subsidies

Do they get money because of the way they vote, or do they vote because they get money?    

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