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Leagues, casinos lobby states for cut of legal sports bets

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court poised to rule on a case that could end the federal ban on sports gambling, more than a third of U.S. 1,062 more words


Gun Violence: Theirs and Ours

The Parkland school shooting raises questions that have so far not gotten into the public discussion of American gun violence. In particular, it is widely known but largely ignored that most gun related deaths do not occur during school shootings. 514 more words

Social Change

Politicians And Decency. No Contest?

I love politicians (but I could never eat a whole one…). Old jokes aside, the people who defend these (allegedly) noble souls and their dubious contribution to society are just downright deluded or married to one. 434 more words

"Boris Johnson defends playing tennis match with wife of former Putin minister in exchange for £160,000 Tory donation"

… “Mr Johnson insisted not all Russians should be tarred with the same brush – and there was nothing wrong with accepting Russian cash if donors were not guilty of “gross corruption”. 139 more words


Neighborhood Meetings and Caucus Meetings

Provo recently reminded residents through its YouTube channel about its “neighborhood chair” program.  This program involves residents in each of Provo’s 34 neighborhoods regularly electing one of themselves to serve as a “chair,” who will then host periodic neighborhood meetings in which residents may discuss their various concerns and/or suggestions, while providing a regular line of communication about such issues between neighborhood residents and city councilors. 686 more words


British-American democracy hijacked: Professor Luis Suarez-Villa

Professor Luis Suarez-Villa (Social Ecology and of Planning, Policy and Design at the University of California, Irvine) wrote in the FT recently:

American democracy was hijacked long ago by money and powerful interests, turning it into what amounts to a system of legalised corruption. 348 more words

Corporate Political Nexus

Rep Louise Slaughter on how to lobby

Rep Louise Slaughter contributes to this video about lobbying for the arts…