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Voting Rights in an Oligarchy

In the most recent issue of The Nation, Ari Berman posits that political fundraising in the weaponized post-Citizen’s United, post McCutcheon era has had the effect of making wealth and the pursuit of wealthy donors a more critical limitation on candidate choices, and suggests that super PAC dominance of the primary elections may violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. 12 more words

Economic Theory and my plans for a growing Pennsylvania Economy

I find it with great pleasure and delight that I chose Business Administration as my major to pursue. I chose to pursue it at a time in my life where my politics was secondary and all I was thinking about, was how to move ahead in the world. 2,488 more words

Politics

What Government can and can't do

Or it should be better said, what government can do efficiently and how government waste is over prevalent.  Reading the newspaper, I lament the one weakness of being a candidate instead of a voice inside of the Assembly itself: The Assembly will move ahead with legislation that I would personally deem inefficient, or perhaps even counterproductive to the legislation’s stated aims. 1,153 more words

Politics

David Swanson: The Decline and Fall of the United States

The United States leads the way in environmental destruction, trailing only China in carbon dioxide emissions but almost tripling China’s emissions when measured per capita.

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Militarism

Bury the Lede

Things decay in the campo. They break down, fall apart, succumb to the entropic forces of heat and wet and hard use. Shoe soles crack, fray, come to pieces, holes wear into socks and shirts and packs, mud and road dust creep into everything. 1,621 more words

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Smaller Is Better

Trey and I each have a favorite beer. His is the Hexagenia IPA from Fall River Brewing, a small-batcher made with water from the same and you can only get your hands on it in Redding, California or thereabouts. 1,517 more words

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