GOP’s Political Warfare: Long-Term and Virtually Unopposed

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:45 am

Wisconsin is more than just ground zero in a fight over the future of public sector unions, it is the embodiment of the Republican Party’s commitment to bare-knuckle political warfare; their willingness to push the law to its limits to gain long-term political advantage for the party. While it is most evident in Wisconsin, this [...]

After Getting Hit by Truckloads of Corporate Cash, Democrats Should Consider Changing Mascot

By: Saturday October 16, 2010 4:00 pm

With the Democratic Party awakening to the horrifying reality of unlimited secret corporate spending on elections, I have but one simple request: Change your mascot from the donkey to a deer caught in a car’s headlights. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy the Democratic Party now realizes that this is a very serious problem and [...]

Nine-to-One -or- How Much Outside GOP-Leaning Groups are Outspending Outside Dem-Leaning Groups

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 12:46 pm

Democracy for sale! Democracy for sale! Get your control of the world’s most powerful democracy with its $14 trillion GDP for the low, low price of a few hundred million. From the Wesleyan Media Project (PDF): An estimated $198M has been spent on advertising in U.S. Senate and U.S. House races in the five weeks [...]

Most Americans Say Our Two-Party System Is Broken: So How Do We Fix It?

By: Saturday May 15, 2010 9:00 am

Americans across all political ideologies agree on one thing: Our current two-party political system is broken. According to the new NBC/WSJ poll (PDF), only a tiny minority–15 percent–think our two-party system works fairly well. Fifty-two percent say it has real problems but can work with some improvement, and 31 percent think it is seriously broken [...]

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