Inside the Investigation of Leading Republican Money Man Sheldon Adelson
by Matt Isaacs, Lowell Bergman and Stephen Engelberg July 16, 2012, 11:30 a.m. Reprinted with kind permission by ProPublica.org This story was co-published with PBS’ “Frontline.” A decade ago gambling … Continue reading
Citizens United Breaches the Levees of Democracy: Will We, the People Defend America?
The American political system has been breached like the Ninth Ward in New Orleans by a judicial-activist Katrina: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Super PACs and billionaires are flooding … Continue reading
Elephant Droppings: The Far Right’s 10 Most Wanted
Power. That’s the name of the game in Republican politics. Not principle. Not vision. Who are the core players in that power game? t2P has combed several lists of ‘key’ … Continue reading
A round-up of some of the week’s best political cartoons:
It’s our Sunday round-up of some of the best cartoons and graphic art protests we’ve found around the web. Check out more by these fine artists and graphic illustrators by … Continue reading
A State of the Union, Without Rebuttal
Democrats have a few whopping-bad ideas that we inject from time-to-time into the political system. One of them, the “response” to the State of the Union address, initiated under King … Continue reading
Santorum Rises Armed with Super PAC Nukes, not Populist Wave
The rapid rise in fortunes for the Rick Santorum campaign was not a sudden surge of populism. The real story of Tuesday’s Iowa Caucuses is that the hand of the … Continue reading
The Dead Billionaires Club – The Dead Can’t Vote, but Should They Give?
If the dead can’t vote in Chicago, should they be allowed to influence politics from the grave in Pittsburgh and Denver and New York? The Koch brothers may be the … Continue reading
Weinergate: Bad Press? Costly. Scandal? Politically Fatal. Aiding Andrew Breitbart? Inexcusable.
Sex scandals in Congress are the rainbow sprinkles that top the political ice cream for journalists. Every year or so we get one. This month’s flavor is New York’s representative … Continue reading