Big insurance companies and corporate health care have huge voices in Sacramento. Yet it was union nurses who gave patients a voice in Sacramento. Union nurses got lawmakers to pass groundbreaking nurse-patient ratios to ensure patients receive adequate nursing care.
Way before the 2010 Citizens United ruling, 1 percenters were working on a takeover. If the 99 percent don't stop them soon, don't establish some sort of separation of wealth and state, then the nation will lose its founding precepts.
Supreme Court watchers were initially surprised when Roberts upheld the PPACA not because he found the law constitutional per se, but because he ruled it a tax. "I know that's not what the Justices on the Left think, not to mention those other jerks, but why split hairs?"
It is Sheldon Adelson's person that is now under assault and it his person that is worthy of a thorough defense. Who better to rally behind him than those whose lives and visions have been directly enhanced by his sweeping generosity?
No one will be allowed to deny Latinos and other minority groups their voting rights without facing severe legal consequences. This means legal consequences for every official at any level of government who attempts to suppress the vote.
If you're staying at home because you're disgusted by the negative tone of the campaign; or you believe both sides run the same vile, lying, attack ads; or because you're turned off by politics: Congratulations, you are fulfilling someone else's agenda. You are following their plan to the letter.
I remember when I learned that a Las Vegas casino magnate, Sheldon Adelson, was donating $20 million to Birthright Israel. I didn't think too much about who Adelson was at the time, and he most certainly wasn't known as the the polarizing far-right wing zealot that he is today.
The Campaign exceeded my expectations by ignoring partisan politics and instead poking fun at the realities of modern campaigning, the role of wealthy donors, our gaffe-obsessed media, and, in the end, on voters themselves.
The day before Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney began his recent 36-hour swing through Israel, President Obama was signing the U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Act in the Oval Office with representatives of AIPAC in attendance.
Republicans are not the monolithic pro-Israel party they claim to be (see: Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan). They surely are not unified in support of Adelson's vision. Yet Republican voices of protest are muted.
The fact is that Romney has crossed the line from pandering to American Jews to insulting us. The insult is his belief that the way to gain support from Jews is by promising to make the policies of our country subservient to those of Israel.
President Obama and Governor Romney have clear differences in their vision for America. But both are credible candidates. We should resist the urge to personally attack and belittle the candidate with whom we disagree and their supporters.