This is what you get when you don’t vote for “the Lesser of Two Evils.”
A half dozen friends have asked me to blog this up over the last few days since this stunning un-decision was handed down from the newly conservative-leaning Supreme Court. In return, I asked all of them to blog it up, since I’m no authority. None of them assented, so here’s my (short) take:
This is the answer to that Progressive Koan I remember hearing so often from my friends in Gore v. Bush in 2000: “Why vote for the lesser of two evils?”
While Gore may have been an imperfect president, one thing is certain: his Surpreme Court nominations would have lived and worked for decades in a more compassionate, less corporate-first manner. Our Supreme Court Justice Roberts is a young man, and despite a cheery, Pleasantville demeanor, his influence is chilling—and it’ll be active for another 30 years.
Justices, 5-4, Reject Corporate Spending Limit
WASHINGTON — Overruling two important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations, a bitterly divided Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the government may not ban political spending by corporations in candidate elections…
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A few more-or-less applicable videos re the immeasurable influences of a man I admire, and regret:
hot on elephant
The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. These People are Rare Gems—Keep Them, Fight for Them, don’t Give Up on Them. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. My Marriage had to End—for my Life to Begin. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years. Why your Yoga Goals are (Probably) Irrelevant, if not Downright Dangerous. The Day I Stopped Running.