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  • Wake up, people, and see the danger we're in

    This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn't they? That's the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is...
  • Bob Arum has a pre-fight rant, and you could say there were signs

     Bob Arum has a pre-fight rant, and you could say there were signs
    LAS VEGAS — We went to write about Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley and SignGate broke out. It was Wednesday, this was boxing, and so the anger, hatred, rips, finger-pointing and innuendo were not unexpected. Nor, if you write a sports column...
  • Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"

    Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"
    Those unfamiliar with the three-dimensional chess of presidential politics could say that Jeb stepped in it with his “Illegal immigration is an act of love” comment. But Jeb — the smarter brother — is crazy like a fox. Rush...
  • Wealthy gain more influence in politics

    Watching the slow-moving horror show known as the Roberts court is almost mesmerizing. How close can the Republican-selected majority take democracy to the edge of the cliff? Handing yet more power to the wealthy is truly a giant step back toward the...
  • Decision likely to have negligible effect

    The effect on political campaigns will probably be negligible. The two major parties are actually pretty evenly matched financially, with Democrats enjoying the slight advantage due to the many labor unions. There is, of course, the president's puppeteer,...
  • April 9 Letters: Money in politics, Hampton First

    There is an evil force at work in our country, and it is threatening our democracy. It is evident in PACs that allow billionaires, such as the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson, to anonymously spend hundreds of millions per year to try to influence...
  • Ukraine and Russia have created an international disorder

    An international disorder unmatched since the interwar 1930s has been created by the drama of Ukraine and the Russians, combined with the inherent self-destructive forces of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the developing civil war over theological as...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Government for sale to highest bidder

    WASHINGTON Look for this advertisement on TV, your local newspaper and online in the not too distant future: "For sale at auction: 535 Seats in the U.S. Congress 100 in Upper House and 435 in Lower Chamber. Seats to be occupied by person of buyer's...
  • Sands Bethlehem casino to be sold to Tropicana?

    Sands Bethlehem casino to be sold to Tropicana?
    A year after the owners of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem acknowledged it was for sale to the right buyer, Tropicana Entertainment Inc. has emerged as a suitor, according to sources familiar with talks between the two gambling companies. Principals...
  • Jeb for prez in 2016? The idea gains steam

    Jeb for prez in 2016? The idea gains steam
    An hour before Jeb Bush delivered a recent speech at Rollins College, he was busy working a room full of politicos and donors. As he shook hands, slapped backs and posed for pictures, it felt like the old days. And for those attending the private...
  • Lifting a lid on campaign contributions

    Lifting a lid on campaign contributions
    The U.S. Supreme Court decision killing limits on total donations to political candidates means billionaires will be running amok. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson can lay out astronomical sums to help Republicans. Oilmen Charles and David Koch can see...
  • Court opens door wider to buying of public office

    WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man -- Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone -- had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...