Parties, primaries, processes, and paying for democracy

This article from April by Ezra Klein in Vox, “This presidential campaign is developing a legitimacy problem,” is worth reading even though it’s now July. The videos with it were helpful, too. I especially liked the explanation about why we don’t have a single day for primaries – something I’ve always wondered about. Seems to … More Parties, primaries, processes, and paying for democracy

Candidates’ spending on media and the Election-Industrial Complex

Where does all the money in politics go, you ask??? Thanks to OnTheMedia by way of BestOfTheLeft, we now know that, like the Military-Industrial Complex, there’s an Election-Industrial Complex. They don’t give a shit who wins so long as they make millions as zero-value-add middlemen and -women who give candidates terrible advice and then take … More Candidates’ spending on media and the Election-Industrial Complex

Future generations will ask what the f*ck were you thinking

Its analysis of the top 100 donors, Politico explains, includes “contributions to super PACs through the end of 2015 that were disclosed to the Federal Election Commission, combined with analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics and an estimate of average small donation size ― $75 ― calculated by the Campaign Finance Institute. The analysis … More Future generations will ask what the f*ck were you thinking

Only #Sanders has any credibility on controlling Wall Street and reforming campaign financing

There is only one candidate for president with any credibility when it comes to reining in Wall Street and doing something to end the corrupting influence that Big and Dark Money have over our elected officials. As terrible as right-wing and ultra-conservative ideology is for everyone (including the ‘true believers’ who live with the rest … More Only #Sanders has any credibility on controlling Wall Street and reforming campaign financing