Americans supposedly embraced change in the 2008 election, but we have devoted little effort to the most fundamental political change we can adopt: amending the Constitution.
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A constitutional ban on deficits could prevent Washington from responding to emergencies of all kinds. In truth, we don't need a balanced federal budget -- we need a disciplined federal budget.
By giving corporations the power to buy our politicians, the Supreme Court may have unintentionally sparked a grassroots wildfire that will turn our corporatocracy into a true democracy.
There's a bill to provide public funding of elections. There's even a bill to limit corporate speech in elections. All good. But we're facing what may be an historic opportunity to do much more.
In 1993, Sen. Patrick Daniel Moynihan (D-N.Y.) described how U.S. society was "defining deviancy down." Nowhere is this more evident than in the conduct of our increasingly lawless national elections.
Here's a 10 point guide to an absurd, abstract, unprincipled, historic game-changer of a decision on Citizens v. United.
The problem in our democracy is not diversity; the problem is a Congress dependent upon the fundraisers. The problem is not corporate speech. The problem is the fundraising Congress.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) wants to amend the Constitution to restrict the free speech rights of corporations after last week's landmark Supreme Court ...
A broad coalition of groups are joining together to push the drive for a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizen's United decision, while supporting legislation to limit the Court's ruling.
Post Citizens United vs. FEC, Americans should be less concerned with who spends money on campaigns and more concerned by ill-informed citizens who enable that spending to have a profound effect.
The vast majority of Americans do not believe that their government is "dependent upon the People." The vast majority believes the government is dependent upon money. This has to change.
How did we get to the flashpoint where today's Supreme Court might ignore law and overrule long-standing precedent to allow corporations again to dominate our politics?
The equality drumbeat has rumbled on with news that Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Texas will be attempting to re-examine their amendments banning same-sex marriage and civil unions.
Why shouldn't the people also have their own lawyer?
Let's start with this premise: Equal treatment under the law. That is what the U.S. Constitution guarantees, and that is what we, as Americans, agre...
I had the chance recently to interview two professors in the field of statistics (from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology),...
Nobody seriously annoyed me this week, but I will launch a pre-emptive finger-wagging, to anyone on the left who can't resist the urge to be disrespectful of Tim Russert's memory right now.
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