How can we combat lies, even from the side we favor? How do we hold our leaders responsible for the truth and stand up to the fictions perpetrated upon us by Supreme Court condoned Super PACs? The first step is simple if we think to do it. Ask questions, debate and challenge.
The Republican goal of getting rid of Obama is inextricably linked to the Republican Court's decision equating corporations with people under the First Amendment, and to the Republican's current determination to keep Americans in the dark about which corporations contribute what.
Part of Obama's problem is that in a post-Citizens-United world the greater ratio of cash being thrown into this year's elections comes in large measure from mega-wealthy conservatives with very deep pockets.
If you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift, might we suggest a nice super PAC? Thanks to the Supreme Court and Citizens United, they're all the rage among the mega-wealthy.
We were educating people about campaign finance law (or lack thereof). Each time I spoke to someone who had never heard of a super PAC, or didn't really know how they worked, was a rewarding experience.
The story of Jim Bopp's loss for reelection to the RNC explains why more and more grassroots conservatives are joining with grassroots liberals in support of sweeping campaign finance and lobbying reform.
Resolutions Week events will remind America that democracy is alive and kicking in the growing momentum for the ultimate solution to the auctioning of our democracy: a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related cases.