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Entries Tagged as 'Courts and the Law'

The Sanders Revolution

February 24th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Sanders Revolution · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Budgets, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, jobs, Lobbying, Media, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street

The world is changing  again. Instead of a 40-something running for President, we have two 60 or 70-somethings. Maybe it takes that long to learn that being purchased by a billionaire is not the only way to run for President. The most significant event of the current 2016 run for the Presidency on either side […]

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A Nightmare in November

December 31st, 2015 · Comments Off on A Nightmare in November · 2016 Presidential Campaign, ALEC, Budgets, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Democracy, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, International affairs, jobs, obstruction, Politics, Populism, Social Security, taxes, Wall Street, wars and militarism

Here is the real danger for 2016. We are at a tipping point. It is very likely that few Americans understand the calamitous potential of that single day in our history. Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  There is a very realistic scenario that describes what could happen. It will happen only if we fail as citizens. […]

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Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care

February 9th, 2015 · Comments Off on Republicans Attacking Americans’ Affordable Health Care · ALEC, Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Fascism, Health Care, Human Rights, Lobbying, obstruction, Politics, Populism

The Patient’s Responsibility and Affordable Health Care Act—commonly known as Obamacare—had a remarkable milestone recently. After something like the 50th or 60th Republican House vote to repeal (one loses count after so many) the Affordable Care Act, one must ask—why? Hasn’t that plan worked out rather well? How has that plan, one whose signing into […]

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The Bush-Cheney Pro-Poverty Programs

July 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Courts and the Law, Culture, Economics, Human Rights, Politics

In 8 years in office, Bill Clinton, in addition to creating 22 million jobs, left office having lifted 5 million people out of poverty. When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (who have somehow avoided prosecution for war crimes) left office there were about 12 million unemployed and only 3 million jobs had been created […]

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Impeach Justice Thomas.

July 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Courts and the Law, Lobbying, Politics

Quote from a Right Wing blog on the Internet concerning the activities of Supreme Court Justice Thomas’ wife in creating a new Right-Wing group and the reaction of Democrats. “Real predictable, these libtards. Put Clarence Thomas/Tea Parties/White Woman together and they’ll be foaming at the mouth in no time flat.” The Right Wing moron in […]

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Net Neutrality–Free Speech on the Internet

July 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Capitalism, Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Economics, Media, Politics, Science & Technology

Someone asked recently, “What can I do?” when it comes to issues of political and economic power being used as a wedge or leverage against the average American. Sometimes there is very little anyone can do. For instance, the Supreme Court recently made several rulings setting back established law 60 or 70 years. It has […]

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The Roberts’ Supreme Court and the End of Democracy

June 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Roberts’ Supreme Court and the End of Democracy · Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law, Labor, Lobbying, Politics

With all the other problems facing this country, one that we should not have to face in 2010 is the validity and honesty of our Supreme Court. Over the long history of the country, through the earliest days when transportation and communication were long and tedious, when modern appliances and inventions made life less complex, […]

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A Radical Proposal: Peace and Justice

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Radical Proposal: Peace and Justice · Courts and the Law, International affairs, Politics, wars and militarism

This is about war and peace. Yes, the most important thing today is more jobs. That is the very first item that should be on the White House agenda every morning and every afternoon and every evening. That is number one. And there are good and relatively simple ways to create jobs and really jump-start […]

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Halliburton, Again.

May 5th, 2010 · Comments Off on Halliburton, Again. · Corporations and Industry, Courts and the Law

When the smoke cleared at the site of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a name appeared in the various stories of the even. It is a name long familiar to those in the oil industry for more than 80 years and also familiar to some in the general public. But not […]

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Selling Out to Corporations: Gale Norton and Bush’s Department of Interior

March 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Selling Out to Corporations: Gale Norton and Bush’s Department of Interior · Courts and the Law, Culture, Politics

The health care reform debate brought out the wild and wooly in our society. Not simply the rather profane nut cases, but the craziness that we allowed to creep into government under the cover of ideology. The truly discontented members of the middle class in our society must learn what actually happened to their country […]

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Torts, Filibusters, Health Care Reform and Disastrous Supreme Court Decisions

March 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on Torts, Filibusters, Health Care Reform and Disastrous Supreme Court Decisions · Courts and the Law, Health Care, Politics

We are now well into this session of Congress. The Senate has already begun a pace of filibusters that will exceed that of the last session, which was already double the highest number ever. It is very clear. The Neoconservatives are committed not to the constituents who elected them but to large industrial corporations, or […]

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The Dangerous State of Our Legal System

February 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Dangerous State of Our Legal System · Courts and the Law, Politics

When Barack Obama became our 44th President, we thought that things would begin to change. And they have. But not much. Yet some people might still say that these things take time and we will gradually get back to normal. That may not happen. And if it does not happen, you are not safe. Not […]

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The Supreme Court Disgracefully Wrong on Freedom of Speech

February 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Supreme Court Disgracefully Wrong on Freedom of Speech · Courts and the Law, Politics

Many people, on both sides of the political spectrum understand the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling that says that corporations may basically act as if they are individuals when it comes to political “speech.” They refer to the transfer of a dollar or a billion dollars, which they regard, stupidly…yes, stupidly…as the same […]

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We Need Unions Today More Than Ever.

February 1st, 2010 · Comments Off on We Need Unions Today More Than Ever. · Courts and the Law, Culture, Economics, jobs, Politics

Under the Bush Administration, unions found themselves once again under siege. The last 29 years have been a battle against corporate lobbyists, Right-Wing radio commentators, and congressmen-turned-lobbyists. Many in the public, including many Democrats have forgotten the debt we all owe to the literally dead and wounded union warriors in the long struggle for the […]

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The Don Seigelman Travesty: How Neocons Corrupted the Justice System

January 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Courts and the Law, Politics

I think anyone would agree that if a former Governor of a state, one who is running for a return to office and is ahead in the voting is falsely indicted by the local U.S. Attorney for the opposite political party, it is a very significant issue. If a governor can be indicted on false […]

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