SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision May Cause History To Repeat Itself…In Reverse (OP-ED)

SCOTUS Voting Rights Decision May Cause History To Repeat Itself…In Reverse (OP-ED)

Almost?50 years ago, the then Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), took a risk?he knew?could cost?his party?the loyalty of a region?it had dominated electorally?since the end of Reconstruction.??Although slavery?as an institution had been destroyed some hundred years before,?African-Americans?had long suffered?under a?different kind of slavery, one of?social and economic inequality, but also when it came to […]

Koch Brothers Spend One Million Dollars To Attack Obamacare (VIDEOS)

Koch Brothers Spend One Million Dollars To Attack Obamacare (VIDEOS)

Ever since the Citizens United decision, the over-taxed and over-regulated Koch Brothers have spent endless?millions promoting every?Libertarian cause, from?suppressing?working poor and minority voting rights, to complete business deregulation.? The dubious siblings, estimated to be worth over $100 billion dollars,?are at it again,?this time spending over?one million dollars to air an ad in a petty attempt […]

Mortgage Loans Or Student Loans? How Sallie Mae Is Using Taxpayer Money To Prey Off Of the Nation’s Most Economically Vulnerable

Mortgage Loans Or Student Loans?  How Sallie Mae Is Using Taxpayer Money To Prey Off Of the Nation’s Most Economically Vulnerable

Early last week, Sen. Warren sent a letter to the acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Ed DeMarco requesting information on Sallie Mae’s misuse of a line of credit it receives from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB).

Fight Against Citizens United Has Officially Begun – It’s Not Going To Be Pretty

Fight Against Citizens United Has Officially Begun – It’s Not Going To Be Pretty

Last Tuesday, Senators Tom Udall (D-NM)??John Tester (D-MT), Chris Murphy (D-CT),? and others proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a 2010 Citizens United decision?that determined that corporations ?are people, too. Senator Udall made no secret of his contempt for the 2010 decision in a recent quote from a press conference on the same day.