Monthly Archives: October 2011

TAKE ACTION — Fix the Filibuster and End Corporate Abuse of Democracy

The filibuster is not in the US Constitution.  However, Senators have lately been abusing it in unprecedented amounts.  If you are frustrated with the logjam in the Senate, take action by urging your Senators to seek meaningful reform.  Also, visit Common … Continue reading

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Constitutional Amendment Now!

We need a Constitutional amendment that very meaningfully restricts campaign contributions and lobbying.  The Citizens United Supreme Court opinion used a twisted interpretation of First Amendment “free speech” rights to allow corporations to spend enormous amounts of money for or … Continue reading

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New Nicholas Kristof Column Gives Specific Demands for Occupy Wall Street

Nicholas Kristof’s new column in the New York Times has some great, specific ways to make Wall Street and the entire banking industry serve to better the economy, rather than to destabilize it: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/opinion/sunday/kristof-the-bankers-and-the-revolutionaries.html The Occupy Wall Street movement that … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Protests an Enormous Opportunity

Reading about the Occupy Wall Street marches in New York (and around the world) has made me cautiously optimistic.  These are people marching against things that we are all upset about — the injustices that the political and economic establishment … Continue reading

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