After the election. Part 1

After the election. Part 1

GOP game plan: Now, the midterm elections are over. Let the harm to the nation begin. What a difference a few days make. Very quick run-down here, on some key issues, before and after November 4. On gay marriage: Opposing a national trend and many better-qualified judges on the bench, two rightwing judges ban gay […]


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After the election. Part 1

GOP game plan: Now, the midterm elections are over. Let the harm to the nation begin. What a difference a few days make. Very quick run-down here, on some key issues, before and after November 4. On gay marriage: Opposing a national trend and many better-qualified judges on the bench, two rightwing judges ban gay […]

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WHAT YOU DIDN’T READ, ABOUT THE 2014 ELECTIONS

WHAT YOU DIDN’T READ, ABOUT THE 2014 ELECTIONS Memo to Democrats: This is what you get, when the face of the Democratic Party is the Clintons. Memo to Democrats: No passionate voter likes a lack of choice, a monopoly candidate. Memo to Democrats: Passionate voters are not inspired by an election that looks preordained. Let […]

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Remember the ‘nanny party’?

Remember ‘the Nanny Party’ ? Has anyone noticed that since the most recent Ebola outbreak began, we’ve been hearing less about Democrats as ‘the Nanny Party’? Maybe paying attention to public health and public safety is starting to look good. What with one thing and another, there has been less from the GOP, lately, about […]

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Ongoing Topics

Free Speech and Attacking Social Security

Applying lessons from some of the history below, up top: Regardless of the individual views of ordinary Republicans as citizens, the national party apparatus of the GOP has never ceased trying to undo Social Security; The GOP-and-finance-sector daisy chain indicated below, potent as it has been in some elections, is dwarfed by current use of […]

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Free Speech and Campaign Contributions

Another in an occasional series on free speech: One person, one vote. One person, one amount. Following up previous posts, again on the recent legal argument that money, in the context of political donations, is speech; that huge political donations are a form of political participation like other ways of participating; and that corporations are […]

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Free Speech and Campaign Contributions

Update re Stephen Colbert and PAC: www.rollcall.com/news/Stephen-Colbert-PAC-FEC-video-205563-1.html?ET=rollcall:e10287:80103659a:&st=email&pos=epol Today, class, we will deal with that strange position of our time, the legal argument that money, in the context of political donations, is speech; that huge political donations are a form of political participation like other ways of participating; and that corporations are persons and can contribute […]

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