Category Archives: Commentary

What’s so funny about Super PACs?

What’s so funny about Super PACs?

Dan Clickman, Executive Director Congressional Programs, Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, shares his thoughts, insights and some incredible facts regarding  Super PACs and their influence on the 2012 elections cycle in which, according to Mr. Clickman, $33 million has been reported in expenditures so far.  How much more money is going to be infused into this election?  This is the most unhealthy turn our Democracy could have taken….and it’s only the beginning.  The full effects of this “virus” has not been felt yet.  We need to find the vaccine for this killer disease and NOW.

To quote Mr. Clickman, “Super PACs only serve to enrich broadcasters and worse, relentlessly assault Americans with negativity and the ugly side of politics. Public confidence in government is at record lows and unlimited Super PAC expenditures on campaigns further erode Americans’ belief in the effectiveness of their democracy. We need to restore Americans’ belief that their government can work together to find solutions to overcome the obstacles confronting the nation.”

Read the full article from Huffington Post here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-glickman/the-joke-is-on-us-super-p_b_1236452.html

How To Be Fluent in Republican

How To Be Fluent in Republican

Jonathan Bines, writing for the Huffington Post, walks us through the essential vocabulary one must be familiar with if we are to ever be able to sit down and have a conversation with a Republican.  As many of us who have tried can attest to, it’s impossible.  You use reason, facts, and logic, but it… Continue Reading

Paul Waldman: Get Out The Hate

Paul Waldman: Get Out The Hate

As much as we bemoan our polarized politics, dislike for one’s political opponents is one of the most powerful engines that drives political participation. It isn’t necessarily wrong to be mad or think that the other side is nuts—all of us do, at some point or another. But that belief can lead partisans to some… Continue Reading

Those Who Forget Their History…

Those Who Forget Their History…

As we celebrate the remaining rights U.S. working people have in this country, we should be reminded of what things were like in the past. Here’s a photo from 1909 of children shelling peas in factory in Baltimore, Maryland: Abuse like this didn’t end because some owner of a factory decided it was time to… Continue Reading

U.S. Economy – Like a Bad Joke

U.S. Economy – Like a Bad Joke

So a Corporation and an American Working Man are sitting in a bar. The Working Man asks the Corporation “Are you hiring? I’m looking for work.” The corporation replies, “As soon as demand picks up we’ll start look for new workers.” The Working Man says, “But demand can’t pick up until people have jobs, and… Continue Reading

“Apes Alone Weak. Apes Together Strong.”

Rise of The Planet of The Apes is a thoroughly entertaining movie. Not to offer a long-winded review, but the film is a totally fresh take on the concept that is unlike any of the previous entries in the franchise. Its origins this time are a fictional Big Pharma facility which uses, and more often,… Continue Reading