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Constitutional Amendment

It's Not Just Citizens United

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

For those who think that our election system is fundamentally on the wrong track, the only option is to amend the Constitution to allow Congress and the States to do what is necessary to restore some level of sanity to campaign finance rules.

Citizens Overturned: New Mexico Reclaims Its Rights!

Eric Griego | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Eric Griego

The Citizens United decision was more than just a blow to democracy. It was a blow to states' rights. Now states are scrambling to overturn the ruling and put their own campaign finance laws back in place.

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.

Recovering Democracy After Citizens United

Rep. Chellie Pingree | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Chellie Pingree

It's crazy that the Constitution has to be amended to clarify what for the majority of Americans is a clear and true statement: corporations are not people. But that's where we find ourselves today.

If Obama Takes Super PAC Money, He Must Fight Like Hell to Make it Illegal and Unconstitutional in the Future

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

By accepting Super PAC money, Obama is all but guaranteeing that the special interests of the richest 0.01% will dominate the interests of the 99% and his second term will accomplish little to right the balance.

Occupy Corporations: How to Cut Corporate Power

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The legal fiction of corporate personhood and the constitutional rights taken by corporations must cease.

Is Money Speech?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

If the critics of Citizens United want to be taken seriously, they must move beyond superficial slogans and focus on the real issue at stake: When should the government be allowed to regulate political contributions and expenditures -- even if they are speech?

Standing Up for Transparent Elections by Overturning Citizens United

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

I support passing a constitutional amendment to restore accountability and transparency to federal and state elections -- ensuring that when you see a political ad on TV, you know exactly who's responsible for it.

Stopping a Citizens United on Steroids

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

Amending our Constitution is not easy, but the ability of corporations and the super wealthy to drown out the will of the people is the defining struggle of our time.

Cleaning Up Elections? It's Simpler Than You Think.

Roger Wolfson | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Roger Wolfson

Simply overturning Citizens United won't provide us with a campaign system that provides fair results. We were doing poorly before Citizens United, too. We need a far more aggressive change than just overturning that one ruling.

Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Here are 7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy ... and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Eliminate Tenure in Missouri

Randy Turner | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

I could be fired tomorrow. That is not a prediction, (I'm keeping my fingers crossed) but a simple statement of fact.

Corporate Personhood Undermines Democracy

Stephen Levin | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York
Stephen Levin

In the wake of Citizens United, Americans have a choice: sit back and watch our democracy erode, or work to undo the decision and restore individual rights in the face of the false notion of "corporate personhood."

Could a Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Be Passed?

Laurence Watts | Posted 03.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

It is laughable that candidates who claim to advocate "small government" and "less regulation" want to intrude on the private lives of American citizens, but what interests me more is whether or not such a constitutional amendment is even possible.

"We the Corporations...?"

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

So, a corporation is a person? This from Republican candidates who claim to believe in adhering strictly to the original meaning of the Constitution?

The Revolution Begins in 2012

Cenk Uygur | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's time for a revolution. Not a physical one, but a political one. A revolution that turns over the establishment's apple cart, challenges this corrupt system and brings back our democracy. Get ready for 2012.

The Rich Are Different From You and Me: They Don't Care About Jobs and Their Money Buys Politicians

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The rich use their money to legally bribe politicians to support policies that favor themselves over the middle class in the auction that we call elections. And the policies they support are different from those supported by the majority of middle class Americans voters.

Senate Considering Measure That Could Force Draconian Cuts

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted against changing the Constitution to require a balanced budget as Congress hit yet another dead end i...

Occupy the Constitution 2.0

Peter M. Shane | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

I cannot say that my earlier suggestions for a pro-democracy constitutional amendment have ignited a firestorm of grassroots activity. They have, how...

Occupy's Next Move?

Maria Armoudian | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Maria Armoudian

While many supporters of the Occupy demonstrators are agitated over public officials' growing demands that the Occupy settlers move off the occupied grounds, how might the Occupy movement move forward?

Democracy For The 99%

Nick Nyhart | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

Hundreds of candidates across the country have already run and won depending only small donations combined with public funds.

House Takes Up Controversial Amendment

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the federal government racking up deficits of more than $1 trillion a year and lawmakers paralyzed by political differences, t...

Who is "We"?

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

There are two major conditions affecting America today, conditions from which flow much else which troubles the nation. First, large, multi-national...

Hayley Miller

House Dems Take New Tack To Oust Corporate Cash From Politics | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats opened another front in the battle to ban the flood of unregulated cash in politics, proposing their own version of a co...

Hayley Miller

Constitutional Amendment Targets Citizens United Ruling | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court may treat corporations like people who can spend whatever they want on elections, but the American people don't have t...