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Corporate Personhood

Paying Your (Un)Fair Share on Tax Day

Martha Burk | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

We keep hearing that if corporations have to pay more taxes, the economy will suffer, because they won't hire more workers. Well, if you hadn't noticed, for the last five years they've hardly been on a hiring spree.

Chomsky on McCutcheon: 'Let's Forget Any Pretense of Being a Democratic Society'

Abel Collins | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
Abel Collins

Imagine David and Charles Koch or George Soros stepping into any political race and directly showering their pet candidate with however much money it will take them to win. The result would be an assortment of politicians utterly enthralled by the ultra wealthy

Mike Sacks

The Long, Corrupt History Of The Corporate Person

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court today heard the case of Hobby Lobby, Inc., a company owned by Christians who argued that requiring it to follow health care laws wit...

If You Feed Them, They Will Come. Creating a Successful Employee Culture.

Dayna Steele | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Dayna Steele

When is the last time you reviewed how your management team is treating employees?

God, Sex and Corporate Personhood

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

As a clergyperson, I'm obviously concerned about people being able to have the freedom to practice their faith. Yet as a woman, I also care about the health and dignity of people who need contraception.

The Corporate Voice Is Louder Than Your Voice

Robert A.G. Monks | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics
Robert A.G. Monks

We all know there is too much corporate involvement in Washington. Too many lobbyists and too many subsidies and tax breaks for big corporations, too much money. But what does that mean and how does it impact our country?

Arin Greenwood

Corporations Have Personhood. Why Not Dogs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green

For better or worse, corporations are considered to be people in certain ways. So why not dogs? A wildly popular recent New York Times story posits...

Love, Corporate-Style

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Mitt Romney famously said during his most recent bid for the presidency: "Corporations are people, my friend." Perhaps nothing else better surmises the state of our country than a prominent politician running for the presidency openly advancing such a flawed opinion.

Caitlin MacNeal

Senators Back Anti-Citizens United Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday each proposed constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the campaign fin...

How to Strip Corporations of Constitutional Rights

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The corporate virus has thoroughly infected our state and local governments, and it will take a long-term battle waged by the people in their own communities to win.

NPR's 'Weakened Edition' -- and What We Can Do Anyway

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

Now is the time to remember Margaret Mead's classic quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Corporations, Humans and Taxes

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Christopher Brauchli

It does not take a tax scholar to realize that the deal corporate persons get on money they earn abroad is much better than the deal human persons get.

A Simple, 4-Step Method to End Corporate Personhood

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Comedy
Carl Gibson

f you knew you could end the concept of corporate personhood at the local level, and that everyone all over the country was doing it too, wouldn't you...

Heroic Women: Judge Debbie O'Dell-Seneca

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.17.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

This ruling by O'Dell-Seneca, which caused a corporate settlement to a single family to become unsealed, will lend strength to 150 cases now being brought in eight other states around the U.S.

Corporate Personhood in the Fast Lane: Jonathan Frieman, Citizen, Takes a Stand

Russ Baker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Russ Baker

What's the significance of "corporate personhood"? This bizarre concept makes it infinitely more difficult to prosecute individual corporate wrongdoers and makes it possible for corporations to continue to dominate American politics and election spending by invoking constitutional protections intended for "real" persons.

Amending the Constitution: Interview With Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Our conversation focussed on money in politics, corporate personhood, overturning Citizens United and the challenges of amending the constitution.

A Citizens United Wedding (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.

Paul Blumenthal

States Take A Stand Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Colorado and Montana voters overwhelmingly stated their disapproval of the campaign finance climate that emerged in the wake of the S...

A Vote for Mitt Romney

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

So, if you're a fan of crony capitalism, if you trust Exxon, Goldman Sachs, KBR, Monsanto, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their crony kin to look after you, Mitt Romney and the Republicans is your kind of band.

Friday Talking Points -- Debate Questions I'd Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Here are questions I would ask the two candidates if I were the moderator of a presidential debate.

Corporations Angry Over People Insulting Their Profit

James Napoli | Posted 11.26.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Corporations the world over are trying to get to the bottom of disrespectful protests, blogs and videos that make a mockery of the profit they hold so dear.

A New Strategy to Fight Citizens United

Kent Greenfield | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Kent Greenfield

Instead of amending the constitution to weaken corporate "personhood," we should focus on changing corporations themselves so that overturning Citizens United would be unnecessary.

The Sage of Monticello Would Be Turning Over in his Grave

Jamin Raskin | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

If Jefferson is going to be conscripted posthumously to any side in the debate over Citizens United, the Sage of Monticello belongs with the vast majority of Americans who reject the Court's decision to treat CEOs spending corporate money on political campaigns as a form of citizen speech.

The Temple Of Hercules Industries, Inc.

Michael Meyerson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Michael Meyerson

It was one thing for the Supreme Court to declare that private, for-profit corporations have a Constitutional right to speak. But recently, a Federal District Judge issued a ruling based on the premise that for-profit corporations also have the ability to exercise religious beliefs.

Citizen's Book Club: Why Isn't Our System Working?

Lex Paulson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics
Lex Paulson

Moderates out, Tea Partiers in. Angst, ennui, depression. Has America always been like this? Or has something in our time gone seriously, uniquely wrong?