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Women would not lose access to healthcare if Planned Parenthood is defunded

Although Cecile Richards had argued that women would lose access to healthcare if Planned Parenthood loses its taxpayer funding, women would certainly have access to healthcare if Planned Parenthood is defunded. 677 more words


Really, Sam Hoyt and George Maziarz together on an “Obscure Hydropower Panel”?

** It’s bad enough that we have unaccountable agencies and boards with the power to disburse millions of dollars in corporate welfare. It is even more problematic for our legal and governmental systems when elected officials appoint to these entities political cronies with histories of poor judgment and ethical lapses. 1,331 more words


Corporations are increasingly adopting policies that govern their participation in the political process, acting to voluntarily disclose political contributions and impose restrictions on donations.

The findings come from the 2015 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability, released Thursday by the Center for Political Accountability and The Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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This - But Not That

I’ve touched on this issue before, but it’s still bugging me. A number of commentators – most recently, Bethesda Magazine – have suggested, or repeated the suggestion of others, that Kathleen Matthews’ 2014 campaign contribution to odious Missouri Senator Roy Blunt is not only a subject for criticism, but is in fact… 465 more words

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Buffalo’s Billionaires - hailed as “philanthropists” – profit at the public’s expense.

** By pursuing – rather than eschewing – corporate welfare/crony capitalism, the Pegula and Jacobs families help perpetuate a political system where corporate money speaks much more loudly than the voices of average citizens.  1,242 more words

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Scott Walker's plan to reform public sector unions

(Source: OpenSecrets.org)

I am not sure if I really explained the importance of Scott Walker’s plan to rein in public sector unions in my last post… 871 more words