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.’

Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Rejects Democracy, Says The Hyper-Rich Should Seize Power

THINK PROGRESS At the height of 2011’s debt ceiling crisis, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered a candid explanation of why his party was willing to threaten permanent harm to the U.S. economy unless Congress agreed to change our founding document. “The Constitution must be amended to keep the government in check,” McConnell alleged.… More Jeb Bush’s Favorite Author Rejects Democracy, Says The Hyper-Rich Should Seize Power

Why the FBI’s Suicide Note to MLK Still Matters

I had actually forgotten about this for a while. I first learned of it in a Black Studies class in College then on  a television documentary… The Daily Beast ~ Nick Gillespie A reminder that Washington has been toying with and lying to Americans for a long, long time. The more we learn about the government… More Why the FBI’s Suicide Note to MLK Still Matters

The Definitive Guide To What Bundy’s Biggest Supporters Are Saying Now (New Update)

TPM MUCKRAKER Conservatives who rushed to Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy’s side when he confronted federal authorities over land use moved on Thursday to condemn his inflammatory remarks on race, even if some of them weren’t turning tail on his anti-government cause. Below is a list of politicians and media personalities who backed Bundy during his standoff… More The Definitive Guide To What Bundy’s Biggest Supporters Are Saying Now (New Update)

Ted Cruz posts Mandela tribute on Facebook. His fans go crazy.

Daily Kos You’d think a tribute to one of the greatest leaders in modern history would be controversy-free, but no. The statement from Ted Cruz on his Facebook page: Nelson Mandela will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe. He stood firm for decades on the principle that until all… More Ted Cruz posts Mandela tribute on Facebook. His fans go crazy.

Bad News GOP: 51% Would Blame Republicans for a Government Shutdown, Up from 40%

PolitcusUSA It’s bad news for the embattled Speaker of the House and the Republican congressional leadership. Just months ago, the public was much more confused about whom to blame if the government were shut down. But according to a new CNN/ORC International survey, the public would now blame congressional Republicans much more than they would blame… More Bad News GOP: 51% Would Blame Republicans for a Government Shutdown, Up from 40%

Saturday Blog Roundup – 9-31-2013

Putin challenges US on Syria claims U.S. Waging Secret War in Cyberspace Chris Christie Signs Equal Pay Bill Into Law GOP Senators Can’t Avoid Primary Challenges Al Qaeda affiliate urges attacks on Egyptian army Justice Ginsburg To Officiate Same-Sex Wedding U.N. Chemical Weapons Inspectors Leave Damascus, Syria Obama: ‘We’re Not Considering Any Open-Ended Commitment’ F.B.I.… More Saturday Blog Roundup – 9-31-2013