Mark Green: Stemming the Tide of Secret Corporate Money

Mark Green Until now the dominant narrative this mid-term election year was that slow growth and high unemployment was sinking the party in power. But other numbers are now showing a new fault-line for 2010, 2012 and beyond. Outside special interest spending will equal or exceed spending by candidates themselves or party organizations in many […]

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Positioning Themselves For 2012

WASHINGTON — Get ready for the big tease. Republicans positioning for a possible presidential run are, to varying degrees, courting donors, testing messages and plotting strategies. They’re visiting early primary states, wooing key activists and, all the while, stirring interest as they gauge whether to launch full-fledged campaigns. “We can see 2012 from our house,” […]

Pat Waak: Are Colorado Republicans Breaking the Law?

The rise of independent groups in this election cycle has been unprecedented. No controls exist on outside dollars spent, and accountability and transparency are totally absent. Within this state there are benign-sounding 527 organizations and independent expenditure committees funding attack ads on statewide candidates. Under state law, 527s and independent expenditure committees are prohibited from […]

"Terminator" star and director reunite for TV spot

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and filmmaker James Cameron, who directed the former Hollywood star in two “Terminator” movies, have reunited in a political TV spot supporting the state’s global warming law. Read the full story from Reuters

Helen Caldicott: The Election

THE ELECTION This is seen by many as a highly contentious mid-term US election, and not just for the people of the United States. People in other countries like Australia watch apprehensively as the US political system is on the verge of unraveling and landing in the hands of people who have shown little in-depth […]

Ron Christie: A Cautionary Tale of Three Black Men

Lost in the din of economic statistics, “shovel ready” jobs and predictions of the Democrats’ fate come next Tuesday, many Americans have lost sight of a truly remarkable accomplishment: Three of the most powerful and influential people in the United States today are African-American men. Regardless of your view of their politics, ideology or articulated […]