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 […]
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 […]
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).
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.