Tag: campaign finance reform

Let’s get to work

Healthcare reform is passed. The sun still rises in the east and sets in the west. There was no tsunami to hit Washington and the East Coast. The Empire State building in New York, the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Transamerica building in San Francisco are all still standing. The predictions of the sudden downfall of the United States with healthcare reform seem to be nothing but poppycock. There are those on the right, though, who are still apoplectic, seizing with anger. Their country has been stolen. Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly have told them whom

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The Supremes

I wish I was talking about the soulful group led by Diana Ross from the 1960s. Unfortunately, I’m talking about our Supreme Court. By now, you have read hundreds of opinions of why the 5-4 decision in Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission was bad or was good for the country. I think the decision was awful. I do not think we will see a huge influx of money into our elections. We have already seen this. We have seen staggering sums of money as business tries to influence our politicians. From my standpoint, I have a problem with corporations

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Why long-term Senators shouldn't run for President

When you are a Senator you say a lot of stuff. You say a ton of stuff on the floor of the Senate. It is all recorded somewhere and can be retrieved. (Remember that Sarah Palin has just spent $150,000 for clothes) Senator McCain (1993): I want to emphasize I will be citing some examples of how campaign funds have been used which are extremely egregious, but I want to point out they are not illegal, and the purpose of this amendment is to restrict the use of those campaign funds because, if we are truly going to have campaign finance

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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The Thirteeneth Juror

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