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Harry Targ :
What to make of the elections – and what we should do next

Progressives must engage in education, agitation, and organization around social and economic justice issues while fighting the politics of fear. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2014 I am looking at exit poll data and, as … finish reading Harry Targ :
What to make of the elections – and what we should do next

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Harry Targ :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’

The United States’ political system, we are told repeatedly, is the gold standard for the world. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | October 21, 2014 Through her decades of entertaining on stage and screen, [Joan] Rivers developed numerous … finish reading Harry Targ :
On democracy: ‘Can we talk?’

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Harry Targ : The REAL Scandal at the IRS

“Can’t make ’em see the light? Make ’em feel the heat” — Hugh Fike, coordinator of the Heritage Society for America’s “Sentinel” program. The IRS ‘scandal’ is notwhat opportunists claim it is If the Internal Revenue Service is to be … finish reading Harry Targ : The REAL Scandal at the IRS

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Steve Russell : Citizens United and ‘Scandalgate’

Richard Nixon: “I am not a crook!”Scandalgate The Citizens United case has put us in a situation where Watergate is such small potatoes that it’s almost quaint. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | November 2, 2012 Luke Russert, … finish reading Steve Russell : Citizens United and ‘Scandalgate’

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Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Will the GOP Steal the Election?

Political cartoon by Bob Englehart / Hartford Courant. Image from Collin Dems.Will the GOP steal America’s 2012 election? Would the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, the Chamber of Commerce, and their related billionaires spend tens of millions of dollars to win … finish reading Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman : Will the GOP Steal the Election?

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Tom Hayden : Save Democracy While We Can

Image from OB Rag.Stop the hemorrhaging:Save democracy while we can Democracy movements must try to stop the stolen elections now, and delegitimize any mandates claimed from them in the future. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | September 3, … finish reading Tom Hayden : Save Democracy While We Can

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RAG BLOG DEBATE / David P. Hamilton and Jay D. Jurie : Electoral Politics and the Left

“Citizens United Carpet Bombing Democracy.” Cartoon by DonkeyHotey / Flickr Commons.A Rag Blog debate:Electoral politics and the left David Hamilton argues that the U.S. federal elections in 2012 don’t merit being the focus of our attention, while Jay Jurie contends … finish reading RAG BLOG DEBATE / David P. Hamilton and Jay D. Jurie : Electoral Politics and the Left

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Peter Dreier : How the Big Bucks Won in Wisconsin

Walker spent 88% of the moneyto get 53% of the vote The real winner in Wisconsin on Tuesday was not Gov. Scott Walker, but Big Money. And the real loser was not Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, but democracy. By Peter … finish reading Peter Dreier : How the Big Bucks Won in Wisconsin

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David P. Hamilton : U.S. Presidential Election Is Bought and Paid For

Cartoon from Political Resources, Inc.Bought and paid for: The Left and the 2012 presidential election By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2012 “[No] serious candidate will rely on the public funding system during the primary … finish reading David P. Hamilton : U.S. Presidential Election Is Bought and Paid For

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Danny Schechter : The Big Money That Is Sinking Democracy

Titanic: Iceberg ahead. Image from Luther, Out of Station.Iceberg ahead:The big money that is sinking democracy It is hard to wrap your head around the scale and immediacy of this danger. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | May … finish reading Danny Schechter : The Big Money That Is Sinking Democracy

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Ted McLaughlin : Can the Republicans Kiss and Make Up?

And the losers are (clockwise, from upper left): Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Jon Huntsman (who dropped out of the race on Jan. 16). Caricature by DonkeyHotey / Wikimedia Commons.A tough primary season:Republican Party suicide? By … finish reading Ted McLaughlin : Can the Republicans Kiss and Make Up?

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David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

The playing field has never been level, but the advantages now enjoyed by the capitalist class in the electoral system have reached a qualitatively new high. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2010 This article … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

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