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At Trump Inauguration, Hollow Rhetoric Collides with Reality Via Democracy & Government / Moyers & Company In his Inaugural address the President declared: “Today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another… But we are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, […]

Koch Brothers: ROI Is the Name of the Game

2016 Koch World ‘Realignment’ Via National Review It was evident: The Koch brothers, who had spent millions of dollars designing an electoral juggernaut that could overpower either of America’s two major parties, were losing their appetite for political campaigns. In conversations last year, “there was much more an emphasis on getting back to the policy […]

He Didn’t Fall? Inconceivable.

Money-in-Politics: 1992 to 2016 A Modest Proposal by Rob Hager William Goldman, author of “Princess Bride,” attracts more recognition from this screenplay and movie than his other work combined. Among many great moments in the classic film, the most memorable line may be Vizzini’s. Delivered by Wallace Shawn (having just cut the rope the Dread […]

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Rule #1 / “Pay-to-Play” What do the American people say about money-in-politics and business-as-usual?     Money-in-Politics: Reform Proposals Across the Political Spectrum Campaign Finance Reform (Ballotpedia / Wikipedia) https://ballotpedia.org/Campaign_finance_reform https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campaign_finance_reform_in_the_United_States ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ 2016 US Presidential Campaigns […]