Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mother Jones: Mac Mclelland – I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

Writer Mac Mclelland exposes the underbelly of an online shopping in this important piece for Mother Jones.

“Don’t take anything that happens to you there personally,” the woman at the local chamber of commerce says when I tell her that tomorrow I start working at Amalgamated Product Giant Shipping Worldwide Inc. She winks at me. I stare at her for a second.

“What?” I ask. “Why, is somebody going to be mean to me or something?”

http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor

So You Wanna Buy an Election?

Posted on February 28, 2012 Source Article from http://unitedrepublic.org/2012/so-you-wanna-buy-an-election/So You Wanna Buy an Election?http://unitedrepublic.org/2012/so-you-wanna-buy-an-election/http://unitedrepublic.org/feedUnited RepublicDemocracy is not for sale Continue Reading

Non-Coordination? Yeah, Right

Mitt Romney’s super PAC shares quite a bit with his actual campaign. Super PACs, the non-campaign organizations that can raise and spend unlimited amounts on influencing voters, are supposed to be independent. One of the few limits on these organizations is a prohibition from coordinating with candidates’ official campaigns. That’s easier said than done. The… Continue Reading

Will Massachusetts Be the Next State to Denounce Citizens United?

Activists will rally tomorrow at the Mass. Statehouse to overturn Citizens United. Following on the heels of Hawaii and New Mexico, activists in Massachusetts are working to make their state the next to pass a resolution to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, that allowed for unlimited spending by corporations and unions in… Continue Reading

The Oscar for Political Corruption in a Film Goes to…

It’s Hollywood’s biggest weekend and Republic Report wanted to pay tribute to the movies that best showcase the everyday corruption plaguing Washington, D.C. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Murphy, James Stewart, Jack Nicholson, Robert Redford, and more: Source Article from http://unitedrepublic.org/2012/the-oscar-for-political-corruption-in-a-film-goes-to/The Oscar for Political Corruption in a Film Goes to…http://unitedrepublic.org/2012/the-oscar-for-political-corruption-in-a-film-goes-to/http://unitedrepublic.org/feedUnited RepublicDemocracy is not for sale Continue Reading

Full Show: Where Movies End and Politics Begins

BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company. NEAL GABLER: We’re now, you know, in a campaign season where what we’re really watching is not so much political debate, though it’s called that, as we are watching a movie in which candidates are contending to be our protagonist-in-chief. BILL MOYERS: And… CHRISTIAN WIMAN: Reading a… Continue Reading

Full Show: Decoding the Campaigns

BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company… ADVERTISEMENT: Radical Obama-care… BILL MOYERS: Analysis with our master media decoder, Kathleen Hall Jamieson. KATHLEEN HALL JAMIESON: Attack is healthy, it helps us see the weakness in these candidates. The problem occurs when only one side has the money to attack, but nonetheless it’s not bad to… Continue Reading

Full Show: Economic Malpractice and the Millennials

BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company. BRUCE BARTLETT: You see members of both parties now going hat in hand to the exact same group of people on Wall Street. And it’s naïve to think that they’re not getting something for their contributions. BILL MOYERS: And… HEATHER McGHEE: In order for us as Americans,… Continue Reading

Full Show: How Do Conservatives and Liberals See the World?

BILL MOYERS: This Week on Moyers and Company. JONATHAN HAIDT: Politics is really religion. Politics is about sacredness. Politics is about offering a vision that will bind the nation together to pursue greatness. And Republicans since Ronald Reagan have been really good at that. BILL MOYERS: And… NEWT GINGRICH: Saul Alinsky […] Saul Alinsky […]… Continue Reading