US elections 2012
Gar Alperovitz: Systemic Crisis, Politics as Usual Gar Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and is a former Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge University; Harvard’s Institute of Politics; the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Gar Alperovitz presents at a Seattle Town Hall on Oct 3, 2012 immediately after a public screening of the presidential debate between Romney and Obama.
Structural fault lines in the political system
Does the 2012 Presidential Election Matter? Matt Stoller is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.
What if democracy is just an illusion? New Haven, CT - Karl Marx never visited the United States, but he nevertheless understood the country, because he understood capitalism.
The spectacle of democracy in the US Tucson, Arizona - "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."
In the apple- and grape-laden Yakima valley in southern Washington state, Latinos drawn here by fruit-picking jobs have become the fastest growing sector of the population over the last decade. Politically, however, the Hispanic families who make up the majority of this archipelago of 10 towns stretching 40 miles southeast from county seat in Yakima have virtually no voice. Two neighboring counties are now majority Latino and both the city and County of Yakima are nearing 50% Latino – up from 33% in the 2000 census. Yakima County ranks first in the US in the number of all fruit trees that are handpicked yearly by farm laborers – and almost all the field hands are Latinos. Washington state's Latinos find 'politics has not changed with the population' | World news
Morals: Our great moral decline
Comment: Super PACs: Worse to Come You’re nothing in Presidential politics this year without a Super PAC. As most people know by now, Super PACs are fund-raising vehicles that support a candidate but are nominally independent of that candidate’s official campaign.
What Oligarchy Means: Small Groups of Multi-Millionaires Funding Almost All SuperPACs Forget the five people you meet in heaven, here are the five people running the US election system these days.
Ari Berman: The politics of the super rich
For all the talk of the year of small donors in 2008, it’s a lot easier just to have someone like Harold Simmons around in 2012. 2012: The year of the big donor - Kenneth P. Vogel
Have you heard of William Dore, Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson, Harold Simmons, Peter Thiel, or Bruce Kovner? The GOP's Big Investors)
US elections 2012 - curators
Watching what’s happening to our democracy is like watching the cruise ship Costa Concordia founder and sink slowly into the sea off the coast of Italy, as the passengers, shorn of life vests, scramble for safety as best they can, while the captain trips and falls conveniently into a waiting life boat. America's billionaire-run democracy - 2012 Elections
Real News: Israel and the American Elections | Occupy AIPAC!
The obama administration
Islamophobia For Office
Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone
Matt Stoller: A Real Third Party? An Anti-Big Bank Republican? Yup. Like many of you, I had mostly given up on electoral politics.