America Not a Functioning Democracy, Says Princeton Study

America Not a Functioning Democracy, Says Princeton Study (via 2paragraphs.com)

Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page have found that the US does not function like a democracy, but instead like an oligarchy. The idea is not new. Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United, the financial crisis bailouts that…

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An Indictment of the Invisible Hand

An Indictment of the Invisible Hand (via Moyers & Company)

Thomas Piketty’s 700-page book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has stunned both the economic profession and most political observers. But the economic mainstream is not truly dealing with its most serious implications even as they widely praise…

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Brave 2nd Amendment Activist Cliven Bundy Wants to Confiscate Guns!

Brave 2nd Amendment Activist Cliven Bundy Wants to Confiscate Guns! (via Americans Against The Tea Party)

Terrorist and deadbeat Cliven Bundy reaffirmed that his goal was to disarm the Feds in a telephone interview, saying that: We’ve come to disarm the bureaucrats — in other words, take the guns away… that’s the only thing we’re really asking…

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Outrage Over Obamacare Is Nothing Compared with FDR’s New Deal

Outrage Over Obamacare Is Nothing Compared with FDR’s New Deal (via Moyers & Company)

Every baby step toward guaranteeing American working people a minimum of economic security with new social insurance programs has been greeted with howls of horror and outrage — and predictions that the end of the Republic is near. Every new addition…

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Praises the Tea Party, FreedomWorks and Birther Larry Klayman

Electronic Frontier Foundation Praises the Tea Party, FreedomWorks and Birther Larry Klayman (via Liberaland)

Yesterday, tax day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted an article titled “Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State,” and it wouldn’t surprise me if the authors were wearing…

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Sunday Links

Sunday Links (via The Political Carnival)

The 13 Best Steinbeck Books (Note: today’s ‘Book Booth’ also linked to this article.) Facebook app revealed to be cause of iPhone battery woes Tampa Bay Times: Scott worst Florida governor in modern times Don’t Worry, Greg Abbott Cited a White Nationalist…

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‘Persecuted:’ Christian Conservatism Is Now A Movement Of Querulants

‘Persecuted:’ Christian Conservatism Is Now A Movement Of Querulants (via Breitbart Unmasked)

Hollywood conservatives offer something new every year at CPAC. This year’s hot new film stars Fred Thompson, Dean Stockwell, Bruce Davison, and Natalie Grant. According to Peter Montgomery of Right Wing Watch, who endured the film so that we do not…

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WATCH: Target corporate video urging workers to ‘protect themselves’ from unions

WATCH: Target corporate video urging workers to ‘protect themselves’ from unions (via Raw Story )

A new training video for Target workers repeatedly warns them about the supposed dangers of forming a union by framing it as friendly advice from co-workers, Salon reported on Wednesday. The video, “Think Hard: Protect Your Signature,” was posted…

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Can We Safeguard Our Democracy After McCutcheon?

Can We Safeguard Our Democracy After McCutcheon? (via Moyers & Company)

The Supreme Court’s evisceration of our campaign finance rules is a powerful argument for the cleansing properties of sunlight. We should respond to McCutcheon by pushing for the full and timely disclosure of every penny donated to advance a political…

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