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  • Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?

    Will 2012 be the year American democracy dies?
    Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret. It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
  • Romney or Obama? Vote none of the above

    The column "A conservative case against Mitt Romney" (Aug.7) is correct when it states that neither presidential candidate is worth voting for. The problem is that both candidates are representatives of their political parties, which are incompetent and...
  • Paul Ryan's billionaire populism

    Paul Ryan's billionaire populism
    Last Friday, Paul Ryan, the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee, made the most populist speech of this campaign season. "It's the people who are politically connected, it's the people who have access to Washington that get the breaks," he...
  • Occupy anniversary: The 1 percent are winning

    Occupy anniversary: The 1 percent are winning
    It's been a good year for the 1 percent. The protesters who occupied public spaces in cities across the country, beginning with Wall Street on Sept. 17, 2011, garnered a great deal of attention for the idea that our democracy is being hijacked by the...
  • Wisconsin recall: Labor's love lost

    Wisconsin recall: Labor's love lost
    Any way you slice it, the refusal of Wisconsin voters to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public-sector employees was a blow not only to organized labor but to the Democratic Party as a whole....
  • Supreme confidence, shaken

    Supreme confidence, shaken
    It should come as no surprise that in the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll, less than half of Americans surveyed -- 44 percent -- said they approve of theU.S. Supreme Court. Furthermore, three-quarters said they believed individual personal and...
  • Self-interest trumps democracy

    Self-interest trumps democracy
    With so many tens of millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns anonymously this year, it's hard to believe anyone would oppose some minimum level of disclosure. After all, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote in the infamous Citizens United...
  • In an age of Super PACs, losing the spirit of E Pluribus Unum

    Our most recent July 4th celebration commemorating our independence from British rule made me ponder the Latin phrase, E Pluribus Unum. Adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782 to grace the great Seal of the United States, it translates as "Out of many, one....
  • Ad war launched on medical marijuana in Florida

    Ad war launched on medical marijuana in Florida
    TV viewers in Florida this week are seeing the first attack in an ad war over medical marijuana, as polls point to a close contest on a constitutional amendment to legalize the illicit weed. Opponents launched a $1.5-million round of statewide ads...
  • Opposing groups push message out to Florida voters about medical marijuana

    MIAMI The supporters and opponents of medical marijuana both posted their first TV ads Monday, just in time for Floridians to receive the first wave of absentee ballots in the mail. The clash is one that has played out in 23 other states plus Washington,...
  • 5774 Year in review

    5774 Year in review
    September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus. Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
  • Florida marijuana campaign heats up, could raise Nov. turnout

    TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - Opponents of a proposal to let doctors in Florida prescribe marijuana are poised to launch a $1.6 million advertising campaign on Monday, with potential side effects for the state's heated race for governor in November....