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Constitutional Amendment

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Occupy Wall Street: If South Americans Can Reform Their Constitutions, Then Why Not Us?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 12.21.2011 | New York
Nikolas Kozloff

Occupy Wall Street protesters are now on a high and are set to take their movement to the next level. Take, for example, the radical notion of amending the Constitution to address protesters' demands.

How to Regain Our Democracy

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Our politicians are bought. The Democrats are bought and the Republicans even more so. Everyone knows it. There is one answer though. It is the one thing that is above Congress and the Supreme Court.

Tyler Kingkade

North Carolina Advances Gay Marriage Ban Without Public Notice

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage moved a step closer to becoming a reality on Monday in North Carolina. The state House of Repr...

We Have the Power -- A Constitutional Amendment to Take Back Our Government

Ed Koch | Posted 10.30.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Money has taken over our political system in a way that is simply horrifying. Special interest groups, in particular corporations, unions, Wall Streeters and bankers, dominate our politics. But we are not helpless.

Michael McAuliff

Senate Kills Tea Party-Backed Bill On Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats shut down the draconian “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill Friday, declaring their action would clear the way to get to a ...

Boulder Voters vs U.S. Supreme Court (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.02.2011 | Denver

The Boulder City Council has taken on some weighty issues in the past, including naked pumpkin runs, smoking bans (excluding 4/20 of course), and the ...

Democrats Need Their Koch Families

Brent Budowsky | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The 2012 election involves historically high stakes and could be decided by razor-thin margins of victory. These elections should not be decided because Republicans take legal donations and Democrats do not.

Is a Free Education a Fundamental Right?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

In today's America, when it comes to public education, have we allowed our five-digit zip codes to become the equivalent of a lottery ticket to a better future? Is this really who we wish to be?

Why Democracy Only Works When People Are in Charge

Annie Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Annie Leonard

2011-03-01-corporationscopy.jpgA recent poll by Hart Research found that 85 percent of Americans say corporations have too much influence on our democracy.