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Payback: A Model Bill for ALEC

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a shadow legislature that has given us many lousy laws. Populated by corporate agents and Republican office-holders, ALEC passes "model bills," which its lawmaker members take to their statehouses and push into law. In 2011, news journals dragged ALEC into the light, and later pinned it as the source of the "shoot first" law that […]

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It’s Axiomatic — A Free Press Needs Net Neutrality

Sunday, March 9th, 2014
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Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. A.J. Liebling minted that axiom in the New Yorker magazine in 1960. Later that decade, researchers began work on creating packet-switching networks, and a U.S. government project created a network of networks called ARPANET, the forerunner to the Internet. And with the rise […]

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Two Huge New Fake Trade Agreements to Skirt, Stomp Democratic Sovereignty

Monday, December 30th, 2013
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During the "Progressive Era" of the early 20th century, many states passed laws – up to a complete ban with penalties against officers – to keep corporations from meddling in politics. Today, big corporations warp politics in ways that go beyond meddling. One way is corporate spending for elections. Another way is the legal bribery […]

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George Washington Warned of Those Like Reagan, Norquist, Cruz – Enemies to National Government

Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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In his farewell address, George Washington gave advice and warnings to help the citizens of the United States keep the Constitution and their liberty. He warned of “overgrown military establishments,” political parties, favoritism for a foreign nation, change to the Constitution based on “mere hypothesis and opinion”, encroachment of one department of government upon another, […]

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U.S. Constitution Survey De-Teabagged

Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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A week or two ago I got in the mail from a Hillsdale College its survey on the U.S. Constitution, and found it to have a misleading, teabag bent. So, I edited it for relevance and clarity. (Hillsdale’s text is in gray; My text is in yellow. Changed text is in italics.) ISSUE SUMMARY: Hillsdale […]

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