Yes, you read it here, maybe first. Jamaica is headed, not quite headlong or with breakneck speed, towards campaign finance reform. It will be with us soon…very soon. 1,042 more words
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Went to a reception for Joe Sestak the other night. He’s not “running” for the Senate yet, but he’s “exploring” it seriously. And if you’ve ever watched the Discovery Channel, you know exploration costs money, what with all the sled dogs and dried seal meat—and that’s just to get to the North Pole, which is much cheaper and easier than getting to Washington, DC, even from here in Pennsylvania. 560 more words
Some great ideas on campaign finance reform. Skip past the bio for Rep. John Sarbanes’s plans for reform. Making small donations matter, matching them 5 to 1, limiting donations to a max of $1000, giving tax payers a $50 tax credit to donate to campaigns takes away the power of a small number of big $ donors. 546 more words
“Political parties law,” which defines some German election rules.
An Armistice Day article in Spiegel.de on the continuance of the neonazi-legacy N.P.D. party’s temporary loss of government political party financing due to “chaotic bookkeeping” mentioned some interesting aspects of German public financing of political parties and the parties’ reporting obligations. 446 more words
Some dummy said we should “blame the American public” because health care reform isn’t working. I call him a dummy because he also said “corporatism” was the root of the problem. 514 more words