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Corporate Personhood

Cross-Country Walk Opposing Corporate Personhood

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

I applaud the effort of two citizens, Laird and Robin Monohan, to draw attention to the ghastly absurdity known as "corporate personhood," which a Supreme Court ruling last January advanced.

Goldman Sachs Promises Not To Fund Political Ads After Citizens United Ruling

The New York Times | JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Facing pressure from critics of Wall Street to limit its role in elections, Goldman Sachs has pledged not to spend any of its vast corporate reserves ...

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Corporations, Like Individuals, Have Privacy Rights

The Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case early next year that will impact whether corporations are able to prevent the government from publicly rel...

CBO Director Trashes Bush Tax Cuts

Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Testifying before the Senate Budget Committee yesterday, CBO director Doug Elmendorf destroyed the case for an extension of the Bush tax cuts in gener...

Shadow Elite: The DISCLOSE Act -- Who's Blindfolding the American Electorate?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine R. Wedel

Is there anything more toxic to a healthy democracy than special interests buying elections? Sadly, yes. It's when citizens have no idea who those special interests even are, and no way to find out.

Colorado Senate Race a Chance to Start Reversing Corporate Stranglehold on Congress

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

The current Colorado U.S. senate race offers a rare opportunity for the electorate to exercise leverage against the corporate-controlled state.

The Final Lesson of BP

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The will of the American people is being subordinated to the demands of giant money-making machines called global corporations that can now spend or threaten to spend unlimited amounts of money in support of any politician.

Corporate Control of Our Democracy: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Radhika Balakrishnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Radhika Balakrishnan

This January the U.S. Supreme Court issued a shattering ruling that will intensify corporate influence in our democracy to an unprecedented degree. In...

Clean Campaigns Colorado Initiative 53 -- Antidote to 'Big Money' Elections

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

A Colorado group of activists recently submitted Ballot Initiative #53, for voluntary candidate participation in public campaign funding.

We the People v. the Roberts Court

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Here we go again. The balance of justice between businesses and citizens is being tested this week in the Supreme Court. If recent history is a guide, this may not end well.

Roy Sekoff: 'Diversity' Would Be Supreme Court Justice Who's For The Powerless (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Wednesday to talk about Obama's next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. "Too many times," Sekof...

Justice John Paul Stevens: Corporate Persons Everywhere Salute You!

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Murray Hill Inc.

As the first corporation to run for federal office, Murray Hill Inc. took up the challenge as outlined by Justice Stevens and filed a voter registration with the Maryland Board of Elections.

Back to the 90s

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Republicans obviously want to recreate the William McKinley-era Supreme Court, which presided over the most corporate-tilting era in American history, and which resolutely defended the right of corporations to be free from regulation.

This Land Is Your Land

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alec Baldwin

I keep thinking about how the corporate boot-licking band of reactionaries that are calling the shots from the Republican side of the Supreme Court are going to rule on any BP-related litigation that may make it to their chamber.

Corporations are not people, they're unruly dogs

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne O'Keeffe

The courts got it wrong. Corporations aren't people. They are unruly dogs. We've let corporations take over the country the way an insecure dog owner...

The Corporations Are Coming! The Corporations Are Coming!

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Riki Ott

In light of the Citizens United decision, people are demanding a transformation. With our passion and energy we can build a popular movement to co-create the democracy we've been promised.

Kagan Nomination Another Example of Obama Anti-Corporate Bigotry

Murray Hill Inc. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Murray Hill Inc.

In a transparent attempt to thwart our historic candidacy, the president has stepped up his attack by appointing the very architect of the now thoroughly discredited argument against corporate civil rights.

Bank Of America To Publish Political Donations

Wall Street Journal | By MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL and DAN FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu has scored a coup in an ongoing national effort to increase corporate transparency after the U.S. Supreme Court ...

"Let's Franchise Democracy!" First Corporation Running for Congress Offers Franchise Opportunity

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

It's not enough for corporations to have the right to buy direct authority over democracy. If we are to truly control politics to the utmost of our market-driven potential, we must own a monopoly.

ReThink Review: the Corporation -- Power to the Corporate Killbots!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2010 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When the Roberts Supreme Court passed its disastrous Citizens United ruling, one of the first things that came to mind was the excellent 2003 documentary, the Corporation.

100,000 People (and Five Supreme Court Justices) Can't Be Wrong--Corporations Are People Too!

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Klein

Murray Hill Inc. is running for Congress. Until now, corporations had to rely on campaign contributions, influence peddling and high-priced lobbyists to get their way in Congress

Ryan Grim

Pelosi Taps Task Force To Counter Supreme Court's Citizens United Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats are forming a Citizens United task force to decide on the best set of legislative push back against the Supreme Court decision that up...

The Magic of Corporate Personhood

Dale Pendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dale Pendell

From a magician's perspective, corporate personhood is conjuring--that is, giving a body to a spirit or abstract entity. It involves a magic circle (in this case the Court), certain writs and spells ("In the matter of"), and an abundance of smoke and mirrors.

The Source of Corporate Power

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"If the First Amendment has any force, it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in poli...

This Corruption in Washington is Smothering America's Future

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

None of the crises facing us all -- from the global banking system to global warming -- can be dealt with if a tiny number of super-rich corporations have a veto over every inch of progress.