Tag Archives: Citizens United

Financial Frustration

Especially since the 2008 election Republicans have been dedicated to voter suppression.  Many of their minions have been bamboozled to the point they actually believe there is widespread voter fraud and that is the only reason Democrats have been elected.  … Continue reading

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The 646

In the 2012 election cycle 646 political donors maxed out under the rules that were in place on aggregate contributions.  Wednesday the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v Federal Elections Commission decided that was an affront to … Continue reading

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Money Has Changed The Political Game

A common theme in my writing is my concern that money plays too large a role in our political system.  While it was anticipated that Citizens United would open the floodgates it has also had some unanticipated effects on how … Continue reading

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A Personal Primary

How would you like to have your own personal 2016 Presidential primary?  Apparently if you donated something north of $90 million in 2012 it will happen.  Just ask casino magnet Sheldon Adelson who is holding what Republican operatives are calling … Continue reading

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A Victory By Bye

I had the good fortune of coaching some very talented teams, when playoff time came and they received a first round bye I was happy.  The reason was simple; that meant there was one less chance of losing.  A similar … Continue reading

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Three Years Later

Three years ago today I posted my first article and with that started tellthetruthonthem.com.  With the exception of the April 2012 through November 2012 period I have brought you daily political commentary based on the truth.  I thought it might … Continue reading

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Of Mothballs and Returns On Investment

Why would people who claim to hate the government, finance campaigns or run for office?  The pitch of many candidates on the American political right is: I hate Washington or the state capital so much that I want you to … Continue reading

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Fashion In The Court

Yesterday was the first Monday in October and to political junkies that can only mean one thing: the Supreme Court is back in session.  I’m an old guy and what many would describe as an old jock at that, so … Continue reading

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Let The “Good Times” Roll

American politics may have sunk to a new low fueled by a common theme in my writing: too much money in politics.  We are caught up in a cycle of perpetual campaigning where the electoral survival of a politician is … Continue reading

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3 Equals Fear While 5000 Equals Freedom

Keep two thoughts in mind and you will understand my mindset as I write this article.  I think Citizens United is one of the worst and most dangerous Supreme Court rulings of all time.  I consider it to be in … Continue reading

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