NeoProgressives (1 comments)
It seems that just about every hundred years the body politic we call America swells with fever as it fights off a democracy destroying disease. That disease is "Special Interest Government," a government captured by the economically powerful in society, as they find a way to convert economic into political power; the fever comes from the reform movement, keen to kill that disease and restore an ideal of government of, by...
Monday, June 14, 2010
Rhode Island Rep Calls for a Constitutional Convention (6 comments)
Should state legislatures step in to end the stranglehold of big money on elections? Rhode Island Rep David Segal has introduced a measure to allow state legislatures to call "amendment conventions", squarely aimed at reforming election financing, the root problem beneath all America's other problems.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Obama's Pick of Kagan Recognizes the Difference Between 4 and 5 (3 comments)
To hear the liberals talk about it, it sounds like they think we need a Thomas or Scalia of the Left. But nobody who understands the actual dynamics of the Supreme Court could actually believe that such a strategy would produce 5 votes. No doubt it would produce brilliant dissents.
Right now, what we need is someone who can help move a divided Court, recognizing that we still stand in the minority. Kagan can do the job.