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Rob Hager is a public-interest litigator who filed a Supreme Court amicus brief n the 2012 Montana sequel to the Citizens United case, American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, and has worked as an international consultant on legal development and anti-corruption issues.
The State of Massachusetts Should Protest the Warren Gag Rule
Massachusetts politicians should step up to defend their U.S. Senator against partisan censorship in violation of the Constitution. The citizens of their state were entitled to be represented on the important question of appointing the nation's chief law-enforcement official.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017(1 comments)
Inaugural Demagoguery versus Trump's Supreme Court Choices
On the day of Trump's historic nomination for the empty seat on the Supreme Court which will shift the Court from its current ideological deadlock it is useful to compare the politics of his choice with the politics of his inaugural address. The contrast indicates that Trump will be foreclosing one of the best strategies for keeping his promise to restore democracy from the country's current corrupt plutocracy.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016(6 comments)
Breaking Down the Big Speech
Bernie Sanders' Convention speech omitted the essential policy reform that could make his capitulation excuse even relevant, according to the central demand of his own campaign. In this article Rob Hager dissects the speech and what it failed to say.
Saturday, July 23, 2016(4 comments)
Cornel West and Jill Stein: Campaign Against Clinton and Trump
These two voices need to be heard now to let the vacillating Sanders supporters know what the consequences will be from trusting that Bernie Sanders knows what he is doing and make it clear to Democrats that they will be deciding whether or not they will be electing Trump at their Convention.
Thursday, July 14, 2016(7 comments)
My Reply to BS
Rob Kall has encouraged discussion about Bernie Sanders' capitulation to the corrupt plutocrat who will be the 2016 Democratic Party nominee. This is my public reply, reporting the message I sent in response to the email that BS sent to his mailing list(which was published on OEN yesterday)to justify his betrayal of his supporters. His reasons are unpersuasive.
Friday, July 8, 2016(10 comments)
Unraveling Comey's Political Fix
House Tea Party does a credible job of piercing many flaws in Comey's pretext for the two tiered justice system applied to exonerate Hillary Clinton. Comey overlooked the plentiful evidence of criminal intent and also exaggerated the quantum of evidence needed to prove intent by confusing intent with motive. The FBI legislates to turn the unprecedented nature of Clinton corrupt motivation into a Clinton "no precedent" defense.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016(1 comments)
Supreme Court Legalizes Influence Peddling: McDonnell v. United States
The latest SCOTUS pro-corruption decision is worse than Citizens United though it has better PR, due largely to the propagandist media's free pass for John Roberts' dishonest opinion. Understand this opinion and you will understand why the Supreme Court must be the priority target of progressive reform.
Blue-state Bernie and the DNC's Plutocratic "Victory" Rules
The Clinton "victory" is a congeries of "rotten boroughs," conflicted Superdelegates, exclusionary primaries, and disinformation. If the run-off process were conducted in a democratic manner, these devices would all be barred by Democratic National Committee (DNC) rules.
"Hillary the Pragmatist vs Bernie the Dreamer" is "Big Lie" Propaganda
Sanders has been very clear that no significant reform is possible under our current corrupt political system, which he intends to reform. Clinton supporters. by telling us that only "pragmatic" incremental reform will be possible in a Clinton presidency. are telling us they are expecting Clinton to perpetuate the current plutocracy.
Why Does the Massachusetts Governor Support the Supreme Court on McCutcheon?
This open letter asks the honorable governor to explain why he or anyone else should "respect the authority of the Supreme Court to make those decisions," like McCutcheon or Citizens United. Both were extreme examples of legislation from the bench in violation of the Constitution's separation of powers. A politician who refuses to defend the Constitution in the tradition of FDR violates the oath for public service.
Saturday, April 5, 2014(16 comments)
The Plutocratic Jurisprudence of the Roberts 5: Episode VII
In McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission the Supreme Court majority gifted plutocrats with its seventh decision since 2006 that legalizes political corruption. To get beyond soundbites and to better target strategy for overturning the whole jurisprudence of plutocracy, this article drills into the details of the Court's reasoning. The article also surveys other relevant comments about the decision.
Saturday, October 19, 2013(1 comments)
McCutcheon: Plutocracy is Corruption
McCutcheon is another test case of the kind constructed by plutocrat-interest types to topple the few walls still standing in the ruins of America's election integrity. More important than the ultimate decision of the case by the Supreme Court is the government's new argument to defend one of those walls still standing: A plutocracy "run of, by, and for those" few who buy its policies is a corrupt system by definition.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Obama vs. Snowden: "Parsing the Presser" Series, Part 3
Obama's proposals are designed not to change Obama's program but solely to deflect demands for such change by winning the PR offensive, which turns--as do all Obama's similar deceptions--on Mencken 's famous gambling tip that "no one" has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.