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The Dark Money Machine That Beat Eric Cantor

The Dark Money Machine That Beat Eric Cantor
The official narrative is that Cantor lost because he was too “moderate” (from a Republican point of view, at least) on immigration, that he didn’t spend enough time in his district, and that the conservative base was sick and tired of someone it saw as a sellout. And while there is a lot of truth to that narrative - just check out any right wing blog and you’ll see what I mean - it misses the bigger picture of what’s really going on here. ... Read more

The Supreme Court Just Struck Down Democracy. What Now?

The Supreme Court Just Struck Down Democracy. What Now?
"Maybe we should come back tomorrow and try this," I thought. Sitting in the inner sanctum of America's highest court, in a chamber never before made visible to the world in video or even color photographs, I struggled to summon the courage to do what I had come to: stand and interrupt the supreme court. Read more

Money, Money, Everywhere

Money, Money, Everywhere
A Tale of Two Cities , the novel by Charles Dickens, begins with the famous words, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” In America today, it is the best of times for multinational corporations and their CEOs. But for ordinary people, it’s pretty bad, and getting worse. For non-corporeal entities, times are good. For flesh and bone, bad. Legal fictions, good. Mothers, fathers, sons, daughters—all bad. Read more