Archive for the 'Citizens United v. Board of Elections' Category

WHEN $100 MILLION IS SPARE CHANGE, SO WHAT…?

December 11th, 2012

Robert Reich writes: Among Rove’s investors was Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire who owns the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Adelson invested more than $100 million in the election, mostly on Republicans who lost – including $20 million that went to Romney’s super PAC “Restore Our Future,” $15 million to another super PAC that almost single-handedly kept […]

THE SYSTEM ISN’T BROKEN: IT’S FIXED…

October 27th, 2012

Via What’s Up: WHAT: End Corporate Rule Workshop WHERE: Cleveland Friends Meeting House, 10916 Magnolia Ave., University Circle WHEN:6 p.m., Tuesday, 30 October WHO: Cleveland Move to Amend CONTACT: cleveland@movetoamend.org An End Corporate Rule workshop will be offered by two representatives of national Move to Amend, the coalition advocating for a 28th Amendment to the […]

DISSATISFACTION IN THE HEARTLAND…

June 20th, 2012

From my hometown newspaper this morning: [L]et’s say that you and I are trying to influence the results of an election, and we each set up a soapbox on a particular corner in Marietta on a daily basis. We appear on our respective soapboxes regularly and speak to whatever citizens of Marietta will listen. Now […]

THE BULL SHIT OF ONLINE PETITIONS…

May 24th, 2012

The sad reality of online petitions is that their primary purpose is not to garner support for a cause or issue, but rather to collect contact information for fundraising actions. So yesterday when Mother Jones sent me this email I didn’t even blink before I deleted the plea. Here’s my major objection: nowhere in the […]

WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE LOVERS…?

March 10th, 2012

ROLDO RIGHTS ON SERFING AMERICA…

January 17th, 2012

Roldo Bartimole writes: You know folks, the 2012 Republicans are out to destroy working/middle class people and, of course, America with it. Everything goes to the top! They cry, “Exceptionalism,” to describe America. Yet they push the nation toward mediocrity or worse. They don’t value freedom. They value the aristocracy of wealth. They’d love to […]

6 DECEMBER 2011: THE BATTLE IS JOINED…

December 15th, 2011

WHERE CITIZENS UNITED HAS GOTTEN US…

December 8th, 2011

PROTESTING CITIZENS UNITED…

October 17th, 2011

From The Washington Post: A Supreme Court spokeswoman says 19 people were arrested Sunday afternoon after they refused to leave the grounds of the court. Ann Wilcox, an attorney and legal adviser to the protesters, says [Cornel] West was among those arrested. West attended the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the […]

JENNIFER’S NEW YEAR’S GIFT TO OHIOANS…

December 30th, 2010

I truly believe that in a parallel universe the Ohio Democratic Party got behind Jennifer Brunner’s winning campaign for the United States Senate and she carried the party to sweeping victory across the state. Sadly, we all know what happened in this universe. Brunner represents a new Democratic Party, one not dominated by old boys […]

TARGET AIN’T PEOPLE SO WHY SHOULD IT BE…

August 19th, 2010

SHOWING US THE MONEY…

February 24th, 2010

There is no one I personally trust more to protect my franchise in Ohio than our Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Jennifer Brunner. I remain unconvinced that the solution to Citizens United v. Board of Elections is legislative, but Brunner has proposed legislation that, in the interim: is our best […]

FIGHTING CITIZENS UNITED

February 8th, 2010

Calling a Constitutional Convention is a very dangerous act because, in theory, such a convention could decide to toss the whole Constitution of the United States and start over. Anger over the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in Citizens United v. Board of Elections is making people think outside the box. That is […]

MY COMMENTS…

February 5th, 2010

1123: Sherrod Brown intros legislation to rein in Citizens United

IT WAS NOT WRITTEN: WE THE LEGAL FICTIONS

January 25th, 2010

There is no journalist whose voice I respect more on matters of Free Speech, the First Amendment to the Constitution and the Supreme Court of the United States than Lyle Denniston. His analysis of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is spot on (via Writes Like She Talks), but I take exception to this passage: […]

CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COM. …

January 22nd, 2010

I agree with the majority decision yesterday by the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. My reason is simple: I really, really, really believe in the power of the First Amendment to our Constitution. Censorship is the greatest threat to any free society. The correct response to objectionable speech is […]