US elections 2012
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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
Matt Stoller is a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute.
New Haven, CT - Karl Marx never visited the United States, but he nevertheless understood the country, because he understood capitalism.
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.
ASKED to explain his support for Rick Santorum in Michigan's primary, voter Sandy Munro said , "Now what we need is a strong political leader to do something to get us out of the moral slump that we're in." Mr Santorum would agree, having noted that "Satan has his sights on the United States of America." As would Mitt Romney, who has attacked the decay caused by Barack Obama's "secular agenda".
You’re nothing in Presidential politics this year without a Super PAC . As most people know by now, Super PAC s are fund-raising vehicles that support a candidate but are nominally independent of that candidate’s official campaign.
Forget the five people you meet in heaven, here are the five people running the US election system these days.
America has a serious air pollution problem.
Have you heard of William Dore, Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson, Harold Simmons, Peter Thiel, or Bruce Kovner?
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.
The obama administration
Like many of you, I had mostly given up on electoral politics.