We Steal Elections, don’t we?: A brief history of the right wing assault on democracy

In  2010 the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case  that corporations are people and money is speech, opening the flood gates for corporations and plutocrats to spend unlimited amounts  of outside money to  influence elections and threaten politicians. An immediate result  was millionaire Art Pope spending millions to engineer the Republican  take over […]

Indiana Wants Me, Lord I can’t go back there!

Friday, March 29, 2013 From Advance Indiana http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com Indianapolis Islamic School Accused Of Cheating On ISTEP Exam  The Indiana Supreme Court this past week held that Indiana’s Choice Scholarship program did not violate the Indiana Constitution’s prohibition on the drawing of funds from the state’s treasury for religious purposes. Under the school voucher program, parents are permitted […]

Michigan Activists Rally to Support BOTH Affirmative Action and 10% Plan in University of Texas Admissions

Michigan Activists Rally to Support BOTH Affirmative Action and 10% Plan in University of Texas Admissions Press Conference Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Noon (or whenever oral arguments end) At Steps of U.S Supreme Court For more Information, contact Kate Stenvig at 313-575-9329 or Donna Stern at 313-468-3398 A contingent from the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights […]

Supreme Court levels another rule against the collection of union dues

The Orange County Register, an online conservative and reactionary rag said of Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling, June 21st, on unions and their ability to collect dues that “Workers won important free-speech rights in a decision” (http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/court-360116-union-decision.html). Every time that unions are attacked, lose their ability to collect dues or are restricted this is called a victory […]

How Bush’s Court May Undo Democracy

The Ghost of Bush: How Dubya’s court can undo democracy By Michael I. Niman, ArtVoice (9/17/09) http://artvoice.com/issues/v8n38/the_ghost_of_bush The key to American politics is that you’ve always got to watch for the action behind the distraction. The distractions right now is the healthcare debate, and the economy, and the war, and the other war, and the […]

The dialogue on BELIZIAN and BOHEMIAN GROVE misses the point

by Mary Moore  June 20, 2009 The latest dustup re: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and her membership in BELEZIAN GROVE  has created quite the dialogue among the cyberspace chattering class. Most of it has centered on whether men and women should have their own private clubs if they are elected or appointed officials. Little, if […]