Category Archives: Campaign Finance

Can we see fascism among us?

It is easy to see fascism in violent demonstrations, but what about more mundane examples? Attacks on Muslims and other minority groups. Organized attacks on public education. Proposals for a mercenary army. Private prisons. Border walls. Militant militias. Personal arsenals. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Policies & Hillary’s Baggage

In this political season I keep hearing variations on two themes from both the GOP presidential and congressional (i.e. Trump and Reed’s) campaigns: “President Obama’s failed policies” “Hillary’s Baggage” It seems that the GOP campaigns, along with surrogates (Fox News, talk radio … Continue reading

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Koch brothers only seek to make America better for all Americans

The Koch brothers, Charles and David, only seek to make America better for all Americans; who knew? The Kochs made their billions by growing their business–that’s real wealth creation, jobs for people and products people want. The Kochs oppose government … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance, Lessig, MAYDAY PAC

The interesting corruption is the people who live within a system where influence is peddled and reckoned and bragged about as a function of the norms of culture that have evolved.–Lawrence Lessig Writing in the October 13th issue of The New … Continue reading

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Post-partisan Politics

Supporting the political party of your choice may still be good for individuals, but heavy hitters are long past that. They move to ensure support for their program from the incumbent whoever that may be. They raise and contribute funds … Continue reading

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Andrew Cuomo–Successes and Disappointments

Politics is the art of the possible. Otto Von Bismarck, Aug. 11, 1867. Governor Andrew Cuomo has demonstrated extraordinary ability to achieve the impossible in NYS politics, but at a cost. Is he a hero or a goat? Cuomo was … Continue reading

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Jill Lepore on Corruption

The New York story is important because, historically, New York is corruption’s proving ground. In December, 2013, three months before Cuomo shut down the Moreland Commission, it issued a preliminary, ninety-eight-page report describing “an epidemic of public corruption.” For instance: … Continue reading

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