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Opinion: Why Bloomberg's Obama Endorsement is a Vote for Competence, Compassion

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Mayor Bloomberg's last-minute announcement of support for President Obama is an endorsement of competent governance.

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Opinion: Not So Fast, Big Money is STILL Ruining our Democracy

Friday, September 28, 2012

Despite the Obama campaign's dire warnings, most believed that an incumbent would be able to raise the money he needed to stay competitive. In Senate and Congressional races, though, that won't be the case.

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Opinion: From 'Chains' to 'Class Warfare,' 2012 Gets Ugly

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Scare tactics are an integral part of every political campaign so we should not be shocked that we are now careening into a deep morass of negativism.

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Christie’s National Prominence Aided by Anonymous Money

Monday, August 06, 2012

In the two years since Governor Chris Christie got elected to office, he has never stopped campaigning. Christie’s name and image are both in constant rotation in cyberspace, over the broadcast airwaves and in print. And he insists he’s got nothing to do with the group that is taking credit for the latest TV ad blitz that is airing now.

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Opinion: All Politicians Should Show us Their Finances

Thursday, August 02, 2012

It's no wonder Romney's likeability numbers are staying stubbornly low, and no wonder that Republicans have had so much success using Reid and Pelosi as punching bags.

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Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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Opinion: Let's Declare Independence from Lobbyists and Big Money

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Much of the lethargy that bogs down our political leaders and limits their imaginations comes from their political ties -- to institutions that are broken, conventional wisdom that has failed, and lobbying forces not looking out for the common good.

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Opinion: Supreme Court is No Longer Part of the Solution

Monday, June 25, 2012

The last decade began with the Court ordering a state to stop counting votes and ended with the Court repealing a century of precedent governing political contributions. Imagine where the next decade could go.

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Opinion: How Liberals Must Take Back the Dream

Friday, June 22, 2012

Progressives like to envision we are pushing forward a positive agenda, but we are increasingly finding ourselves in the position of pushing back: against policy assaults from the right-wing, an uncompromising Tea Party-controlled GOP and a flood of corporate money swamping democracy.

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Why the American Political System Doesn't Work

Monday, June 11, 2012

Displays of bipartisanship in Congress are increasingly rare, and as the United States approaches another presidential election, the noise from super PAC-funded ads has become something of an unending background soundtrack to the campaigns.

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Opinion: Why Stop at 'Black Metrosexual Abraham Lincoln'?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Attached please find artists' renderings of our top four attack strategies for your review.

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Opinion: Obama - Rev. Wright SuperPAC Ad 'Leaked' to Perfection

Monday, May 21, 2012

How about this scenario? The whole thing was a carefully orchestrated drama that rolled out and ended just as it was intended to do. Everyone hit their marks in the studio state and played their role to perfection.

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Opinions: Dems Want it Both Ways on 'Dirty' Money

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Like with so many other things, the Democrats like to pretend like they have some kind of higher ground because they see the Republicans as worse, when really all they are is bought and paid for by different special interests who's pockets aren't quite as deep.

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Thanks SuperPACs! Negative Political Ads Up 70 Percent

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Seven out of ten political ads have been negative during the 2012 election cycle. It's a far cry from 2008, when only one in ten ads attacked candidates by name — and when interest groups weren't funding the majority of political ads.

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Opinion: How to Blow the Whistle on Big Money

Monday, March 26, 2012

Citizens United allows corporations to use money to influence elections, so a group of progressive organizations is using money to influence corporations. Larry Flynt has once again issued a call for evidence of improprieties -- sexual and financial -- by members of Congress.

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Cottage Campaign Industries: From Sweater Vests to TV Ads

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Local television stations, button-makers, and a wool mill in Minnesota—these are just a few of the unlikely beneficiaries of a record year for campaign spending, which has helped certain businesses rebound post-recession.

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Opinion: Citizens United Didn't Cause the Problem, Just Made it a Whole Lot Worse

Monday, March 12, 2012

Why is so much money going to loose cannon groups instead of the political parties who would be held responsible for inaccurate and excessively brutal political advertising?

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Watch | It's A Free Country Does Super Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters across the country, from Alaska to Vermont, voted on Super Tuesday. Political reporter Anna Sale hosted our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country.

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Explainer: Should Congress Have Term Limits? (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How do term limits change politics in the states that have them? In the case of California, they resulted in a legislature that gets less done.

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Opinion: Can Santorum Beat Romney? The Answer is in Moneyball

Friday, February 10, 2012

In Michael Lewis' Moneyball, The Oakland A's spent the least money per victory of any team, just as Rick Santorum has spent far less per vote and per delegate than Mitt Romney. But the A's also lose in the end.

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