Low RNC donations have Democrats jumping for joy, but their excitement is misplaced. The combination of Michael Steele and Citizens United is creating a paradigm shift in how elections are funded among Republicans.
A citizen movement is bubbling up through the barriers of special interest concrete in Washington that is not driven by tea party anti-government fervor, but by the hopes of regular folks who believe we can take our country back.
Right now in Congress there are three legislative approaches to counter the Supreme Court's granting unlimited political spending power to entities whose legal structure, among other traits, make them non-citizens.
The tough questions deservedly piled on BP's CEO at today's hearing will ring hollow if committee members don't also ask this tough question of themselves: Whose interests are they serving? The public's or Big Oil's?
BP isn't just dumping its filth on our beaches, it's dumping its filth on our democracy, and we need to fight back. And this fight isn't just about one company; it's about the entire corporate world order.
We can't assume that companies like BP and Halliburton will spend the time and money to ensure environmental safety, just like we have learned the hard way that Wall Street will not safeguard our life savings.
After the Guidant Corporation sold flawed heart defibrillators which killed six people, prosecutors negotiated a fine of $296 million -- just 1% of what Boston Scientific paid to acquire it after the investigation began.
Progressives need to create a situation where we suspend our opinions and judgments in order to be able to listen to each other. Most of us are tired of hearing each other's opinions. Could we actually have some real dialogue?
The Supreme Court decision on campaign finance is bad news and not just for financial reform. Lucrative packages rewarding reckless risk-taking and abject greed are truly the base for a house of cards.
I believe that our government should adopt two national economic goals: To be a productive nation steadily growing a large per capita GDP and to share widely the prosperity made possible by that productivity.