Welcome to our new plutocracy: Citizens United has effectively destroyed the First Amendment

SALON In today’s so-called “democratic” election process, Big Money doesn’t talk, it roars — usually drowning out the people’s voice. Bizarrely, the Supreme Court decreed in its 2010 Citizens United ruling that money is a form of “free speech.” Thus, declared the learned justices, people and corporations are henceforth allowed to spend unlimited sums of… More Welcome to our new plutocracy: Citizens United has effectively destroyed the First Amendment

President Carter: ‘We’ve become, now, an oligarchy instead of a democracy.’

DAILY KOS “There’s no way now for you to get a Democratic or Republican nomination without being able to raise $200 or $300 million, or more. I would not be inclined to do that, and I would not be capable of doing it.” – President Jimmy Carter Former President Jimmy Carter expressed his dismay and… More President Carter: ‘We’ve become, now, an oligarchy instead of a democracy.’

Newt Gingrich Owes African Americans an Apology

This article says it all and says it well… Candid Observations Newt Gingrich owes African-Americans an apology. He absolutely knows what he is doing. His constant calling President Obama “the food stamp president” is nothing more than racial politics, no less reprehensible or excusable than when Lee Atwater and the GOP used the image of Willie Horton to take down Michael Dukakis in 1988. Gingrich… More Newt Gingrich Owes African Americans an Apology

Democracy Is Un-American

  The Supreme Court of the United States has given corporations unprecedented power to literally buy elections. The powerful have no use for the poor voting in any election.  Matthew Vadum is the only one actually saying that the poor should not be allowed to vote, but the rich and powerful (politicians included) have been implementing ways… More Democracy Is Un-American

Egyptian Revolution – “I Will Die Today!”

 Mario Piperni “We will not be silenced, whether you’re a Christian, whether you’re a Muslim, whether you’re an atheist, you will demand your goddamn rights, and we will have our rights, one way or another! We will never be silenced!” We live on a planet where almost 2 billion of its inhabitants live and die… More Egyptian Revolution – “I Will Die Today!”

Bolton: Democracy Is Not ‘Always The Answer’

Typical neocon rhetoric… Think Progress The Wall Street Journal reported this week that “[m]embers of Pakistan’s spy agency [ISI] are pressing Taliban field commanders to fight the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan.” Referring to the story Thursday night on Fox News, war hawk John Bolton — potential GOP presidential candidate in 2012 — made an… More Bolton: Democracy Is Not ‘Always The Answer’