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Putting Our Country Back Together

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

A largely quiet tactic to disenfranchise voters of all persuasions has become a target of reform-minded citizens in the wake of the 2014 midterm elections.

Activist Comics: Public Financing

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.21.2014 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

Elections are in the public interest, designating the propriety of public works, impacting every single member of the public -- so therefore we must have public financing for campaigns. When the candidate with the most money wins over 90 percent of the time, it's not an election, it's a rich kid's birthday party.

Activist Comics: Compulsory Voting

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

No more registering when we should not have to, no more collecting our taxes without each taxpayer having a say in how they are spent. (And yes, you could still write in your own gag candidate of choice, be it Grumpy Cat, Homer Simpson or Lyndon Larouche.)

Activist Comics: End Gerrymandering

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

You would think that your vote gets counted just as equally as others. But you'd be wrong. The reality is, depending on where you live, your vote is...

Activist Comics: Disclosure

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

After $145 million of anonymous spending in the midterm elections, the American public remains none the wiser as to who not only wanted to spend fortunes influencing politics, but needed to do it without exposing their identities and their motives.

Activist Comics: Free Airtime for Candidates

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

It would be in the public interest to re-examine the hundreds of millions spent on buying TV time, considering that those TV airwaves are already the public's.

In Midterms Aftermath, a Bright Spot in Ohio

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Whatever new leadership rises from the smoldering rubble of Redfern's ODP, it will be clear that the party has to be inclusive, it must encourage many different voices to attract more supporters, and, like the college football that Ohio is so obsessed with, they have to work like a team.

The Wool Over Our Eyes

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

No one likes having the wool pulled over their eyes. Now imagine wealthy CEOs hiring millions of knitters to blanket your entire city with a massive wool sweater, soaked in gasoline. That's what dark money is.

We Can Put An End to Pay to Play

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

What is Pay to Play? Commonly held, pay to play is a form of getting a special deal because you paid someone off.

The Paper Chase, Starring James Bopp

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Through countless courts from numerous districts in states across the country, James Bopp has argued against limitations on spending in elections, fought against donors' names being public, and ushered in two of the most transformative Supreme Court decisions of our time.

WATCH: 'The Koch Brothers: Godfathers of Greed'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

In celebration of the Koch Brothers' San Diego convention this weekend, here is a newly-released short doc highlighting the nefarious background of the Kochs and revealing how a little protest and exposure can send the billionaire brothers into a tizzy.

WATCH: What is the Pay 2 Play System?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

For the last six years, I have been on a mission to document the cycle of how money works its way through our political system, how this cycle steals from the public and where opportunities lie to reclaim our democratic process.

Pay2Play: Blagojevich Corruption Game For iPhone

Chicago Tribune | Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You may soon be able to play Pay2Play. Native North Sider Juan "J" Rubio's iPhone video game, based on an older drug-dealing strategy game called Dop...