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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 Grim State of the Nation

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grim State of the Nation · Economics, Energy, Health Care, Jobs, Politics

As we are about to enter the third month of 2010, the nation is in its worst financial and economic condition since, perhaps, 1939. We have large-scale unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies, homelessness, hunger, lack of living essentials, and many working families with huge credit card debt. The Neoconservative Republicans who control the Republican Party, have decided […]

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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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The Supreme Court: The Unthinkable May Have Happened.

January 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Supreme Court: The Unthinkable May Have Happened. · Courts and the Law, General, Politics

For decades, if not for a century or more, we in the United States have been proud to believe that our Supreme Court has made decisions, for the most part, without the influence of partisan politics, public pressure, or historical tradition. No political party, no group of protestors or no matter the number of years […]

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The Supreme Court Says: Corporations, Yes–Americans, No.

January 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on The Supreme Court Says: Corporations, Yes–Americans, No. · Courts and the Law, Politics

Yesterday, January 21, 2009 may have been a watershed moment in the short timeline of American history. Many say it was. If they are right, and you are among the vast middle class, no matter how benevolent your employer or how prudent your personal economics, your future is in jeopardy. The Supreme Court yesterday voted […]

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