The New Operating System

The New Operating System

Now that Wall Street Rules mankind, We need banks Of a different kind. It used to be the manufacturers who ran the country — steel, autos, appliances, and the like. The president of General Motors, Charles Wilson, is remembered best for having a comment he made...
Citizens United, the Sequel

Citizens United, the Sequel

Did you get sick of that barrage of attack ads during last year’s elections? Brace yourself: It could get worse. One deep-pocketed Alabama donor named Shaun McCutcheon, joined by the Republican National Committee, will soon ask the Supreme Court to let him put...
Obama’s Unethical End Run

Obama’s Unethical End Run

Back in 2010, President Obama declared: “I don’t think American elections should be bankrolled by America’s most powerful interests.” That was so 2010. By 2013, the mist of corporate money has fogged over Team Obama’s commitment to such...
A Chance to Invest in TV News

A Chance to Invest in TV News

If you live in a swing state you might be wondering, what happened to all the money television stations got for airing the nonstop spew of political ads right up until Election Day? You’d think television stations, whose news departments at least try to lay...