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The Koch Brother's War On America

Posted by on Sunday, October 20, 2013,
Over the past 30-some years, the Koch Brothers have poured more than 100 million dollars into a sprawling network of foundations, think tanks, front groups, advocacy organizations, lobbyists and Republican lawmakers, all to the glory of their hard-core libertarian/hard right agenda. They oppose not just so-called "big" government, but government, period. This includes taxes, environmental protections, safety-net programs, social security, healthcare, worker protections, public education, basi...
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President Obama: Your Opening Bid

Posted by on Tuesday, November 13, 2012,
The following was written by Robert B Reich, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley:

I hope the President starts negotiations over a “grand bargain” for deficit reduction by aiming high. After all, he won the election. And if the past four years has proven anything it’s that the White House should not begin with a compromise.

Assuming the goal is $4 trillion of deficit reduction ...

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STOP SOPA and SAVE THE INTERNET: Say No to American Censorship

Posted by on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,

SOPA would give governments and corporations the power to take down entire websites over infringing posts by users, endangering the internet as we know it. This legislation is internet censorship in its very worst form and if passed, it will effect every website you enjoy visiting, from this site, to your facebook page, twitter, youtube, even your personal email.  You can help prevent it from passing by writing to your Congressperson, signing a petition and taking other action in a few sh...
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POLITICAL PANIC: Taking on Our President and Representatives

Posted by on Monday, December 12, 2011,
Truth in Media:  A rare and delightful thing.  A passionate rant that everyone needs to hear. Join in the effort to get money out of politics. Click HERE or copy and paste this URL into your browser to sign the petition:  http://www.getmoneyout.com/

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The Saving American Democracy Amendment

Posted by on Sunday, December 11, 2011,

Sign a petition supporting the Saving American Democracy Act

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TELL CONGRESS: VOTE NO on Deregulation!

Posted by on Wednesday, November 30, 2011,

Massive corporations hate being held accountable when their recklessness and greed hurt our economy, our environment and people in our communities — and they’re spending millions on lobbyists and campaign contributions to put their priorities on top.

So instead of policies that would actually help put Americans back to work, Congress this week is focusing on what the corporate lobbyists want: deregulation. The House of Representatives is set to vote later this week on bills that would sabo...
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Posted by on Thursday, October 6, 2011,
Rep. Louise Slaughter and other members of Congress are exploring the failure of Justice Clarence Thomas to disclose that his wife made millions of dollars from clients whose cases were decided by the Supreme Court. Slaughter revealed on “Countdown” that she’s exploring “retroactive recusal” in cases like Citizens United, which would nullify Thomas’ vote and overturn the ruling.

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