[23 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
2013:  A Look Back

What did you think of 2013, and what are your hopes for an improved 2014? According to Cathleen Decker of the Los Angeles Times, “If a cartoon balloon had floated atop President Obama’s head during his year-end news conference on Friday it would have said, succinctly: “Good riddance, 2013. Here’s hoping for a better 2014.” Looking ahead to 2014, what can we do about the ultimate dysfunction in Washington? Better yet, what will we do?

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[23 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
2013:  A Look Back

What did you think of 2013, and what are your hopes for an improved 2014? According to Cathleen Decker of the Los Angeles Times, “If a cartoon balloon had floated atop President Obama’s head during his year-end news conference on Friday it would have said, succinctly: “Good riddance, 2013. Here’s hoping for a better 2014.” Looking ahead to 2014, what can we do about the ultimate dysfunction in Washington? Better yet, what will we do?

Corruption, Elections, Featured, Reconstruction, Transparency, congress, president »

[22 Oct 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Failure or Fraud?  The Fall of the U.S. Presidency

Congress has been in the pockets of moneyed interests for decades. Has the same fate befallen the White House? And if so, what, if anything can we do about it?

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[6 May 2013 | One Comment | ]
Waging, and Winning the War of Words

The Federal Government has sold its soul to Big Money; a compilation of certain large corporations, special interest groups, and the wealthiest private citizens.  The question is; how can we take it back?  If we are to have any chance of success in this endeavor, we must first understand who the enemy is and the tactics they employ.  The enemy is comprised of those who use their massive resources to rig the game in their favor.  Economists speak of these people as caring only about economic outcomes; with social outcomes …

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[23 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Why buy legislators when you can buy legislation?

Data now exists that begins to make the “one dollar one vote” theory somewhat suspect; namely the spending patterns of this past Presidential Election. To be most effective, The People’s rallying cry should read: “The corporatization of our democracy must be stopped.” Yet the primary game afoot for big money seems now to be lobbying. According to OpenSecrets.com, lobbyists spent just short of $7 Billion during the past congressional season in search of legislative favors*. That’s over three (3) times the amount of money spent on the 2012 presidential election! What in the world is going on, and how can we stop it.