Trump is Not the Carnival — The Whole Election Is

Reading Time: 3 minutes Is Trump simply a buffoon, or is the entire way we elect presidents buffoonish? This ran in 2011, after Trump abandoned a previous White House bid, but has never been more apt. The Donald Trumps, the Sarah Palins, and their ilk are not a sideshow to the real, substantive campaign. They are a comic distraction so that, by comparison, the rest can seem to offer us something. When in fact, they do not.

Republicans Dominate States with Poor Democratic Health, Study Finds

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study shows that there is a wide gap between states when it comes to providing access to the ballot box for their citizens. States won by President Barack Obama generally performed much better with regard to ballot box access while those won by Mitt Romney in the last presidential election did very poorly.

Keeping Dark Money in the Shadows

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the Supreme Court knocking down regulations with a wrecking ball, the FEC out of commission, and an election heating up that will likely redefine the term “big money,” there are few avenues left for regulation of American elections. And now, Congress is set to close one off.On June 17, the House Appropriations Committee passed Read More

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Did Hillary Clinton Get an Assist from Mitch McConnell?

Reading Time: 1 minute Hillary Clinton is “indistinguishable” from Elizabeth Warren, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said recently—and that might just have been music to the ears of the Democratic frontrunner.Bloomberg News reported that McConnell claimed that, rather than running “as Bill,” Clinton would be running as herself, and therefore pretty much as Elizabeth Warren, a senator from Read More

Worth Reading: Nasty Rap for Would-be Rep; China’s Toxic Kids; Perry Prays but Won’t Pay

Reading Time: 1 minute Video Gets Deservedly Bad Rap   There are nasty, ugly, racist tv ads. And then there’s this. Click on picture above to watch the video. Story on this from Salon. ——–China’s Poisoned Children The Chinese government is covering up the fact that hundreds of thousands of children living near industrial areas in China are suffering Read More