Thanks to landmark Supreme Court cases Citizens United (2010) and Shelby v. Holder (2013) we have a democracy that isn’t democratic. Citizens United made it okay for rich white dudes to spend as much as they want on political campaigns and put their money where the voices of people of color, women, and other marginalized groups should be. Shelby v. Holder essentially made the Voting … Continue reading Cheating to win: How the GOP is making sure nobody can vote but rich white dudes
Will NY state lawmakers side with tenants, or do the bidding of toxic real estate donors? By Chris Tallent June 11, 2019 Wealthy real estate interests, including corporate landlords and developers, are spending big to buy New York lawmakers with rent control regulations expiring on June 15. They’re trying to silence the voices of everyday New Yorkers. That’s why tenants from across the … Continue reading NY Tenants vs. TOXIC Cash!
As it stands, New York’s tax code is defunding democracy to pad the pockets of the wealthiest. Will Cuomo fight to change that? By Teddy Rube | January 15, 2019 Will Andrew Cuomo commit to unrigging New York’s political and economic system for good? Or will he continue to allow a few billionaires to purchase politicians and degrade New Yorkers’ lives? We’ll … Continue reading What’s it going to be, Andy – democracy or oligarchy?
By the People? Not if Republicans Can Get Their Way! By Cleanup Carl | January 9th, 2019 Across the country Republicans have tried to stifle people-powered initiatives passed by the voters in November. Republicans have embraced voter suppression and exclusion as their electoral strategy. Now it’s on them to prove they’re not corrupt. Any chance that will happen? In Missouri, where voters passed … Continue reading By the People? Not if Republicans Can Get Their Way!
Lucifer for Pope, Thomas Farr for NC Judge Trump’s newest judicial pick is almost hilariously unfit for his job – but you’ll be laughing as you lose your voting rights. By Teddy Rube | November 27, 2018 Other than being gifted with graft and incompetence, President Trump’s political appointees have hewn to one ludicrous pattern: being the exact opposite person who should be in … Continue reading Lucifer for Pope, Thomas Farr for NC Judge
By Cleanup Carl On December 19th, 2017, the GOP majority in the House of Representatives voted to approve the largest, most corrupt, and most blatant payoff in American history. In passing the GOP Tax Scam, the House GOP transferred $1.5 trillion from the pockets of regular Americans to the corporations and few wealthy billionaires who fund their campaigns. 9 months later, rich … Continue reading Introducing: the Clean The House 2018 Tour!
By Cleanup Carl Wall Street and Southern California are about as far apart as you could get. But for one CA Congresswoman, they might as well be right next door. Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) presents a local and attentive image – but underneath that facade is a politician who has repeatedly sold out her voters in Orange County, CA to her donors across … Continue reading Anti-Endorsement: Rep. Mimi Walters
Erik Paulsen’s tale is a tragedy of a good man turned bad – by corporate dollars. By Cleanup Carl The tragic story of Erik Paulsen mirrors the tragedy of American democracy. Once a mild-mannered Minnesotan state representative who stridently argued politicians shouldn’t take money from PACs, Paulsen is now the 6th highest recipient of corporate money in the House – sitting on $7,277,959 … Continue reading Anti-Endorsement: Rep. Erik Paulsen
The Senator from Rhode Island wasn’t taking any dark money bulls**t today at the first round of Kavanaugh hearings. By Teddy Rube, Carl’s Travel Agent Today’s the first day of the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, the Koch Brothers’ (and, I guess, President Trump’s) pick for the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kavanaugh will be joining the most anti-democratic court in modern history. Whether … Continue reading Watch Sheldon Whitehouse expose the plot to take over the Supreme Court.
Meet the “Tax Cuts Work” bus. By Teddy Rube Here’s the latest tactic by the conservative dark-money establishment to convince you should re-elect the corrupt, vulnerable GOP congresspeople who passed the tax scam: A bus. No, we’re serious! Yes, the Job Creators Network, self-proclaimed “voice of Main Street” and small businesses everywhere, has reintroduced it’s perennial – and, let us add, sad! – … Continue reading The billionaires’ big new plan to defend corrupt GOP reps is very lame.