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How To Topple the American Oligarchy: Saving Congress

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“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.” – Woodrow Wilson Our Republic boasts the oldest continually functioning democracy in the world. It has survived internal secession, foreign invasion […]

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Next on the Congressional Agenda

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Congress will be considering three very important items on their legislative agenda over the next two months: Presidential fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. The vote is this week. TPP actually has Senate Republicans are aligned President Obama, while most Democrats oppose fast track (though not necessarily the deal). This fact […]

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Obama’s Deal with Congress: Who Wins?

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Summary: Recent domestic developments in the United States and Iran appear to represent setbacks for supporters of the nuclear negotiations. However, while the compromises and challenges are real, the concessions agreed upon actually benefit the President more than Congress and strengthen his hand. Russian efforts to derail a deal without appearing to are also proving […]

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Representative Alan Grayson – hard at work

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Disclaimer: The bulleted information is taken from an email sent to me by the staff of Representative Alan Grayson. I nevertheless felt it worth passing on. The rest is my commentary. Representative Alan Grayson is working hard in Congress to get things done. Not something that can be said of many of our representatives. Most […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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