The Cure for Citizens United

The Cure for Citizens United

A recent New York Times poll shows that almost everybody hates Citizens United, that 46 percent want to “completely rebuild” our campaign finance system and another 39 percent want to “fundamentally change” it. How come there’s no apparent clamoring for complete public financing of campaigns? Isn’t it the only thing we can do at this point? We’ve tried nibbling around the edges; it’s only made things worse. 

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One Million Moms Demand Satisfaction

One Million Moms Demand Satisfaction

One Million Moms (and by implication, Jesus) just won an important victory over a dirty TV ad for athlete’s foot cream.

Here’s how the Moms describe the ad:

“The ad features a couple lying in bed when the husband accidently (sic) wakes his wife up while he appears to be pleasuring himself. The wife asks, "What are you doing?" as she pulls back the sheets. She then finds him using a long backscratcher to scratch an itch on his foot caused by athlete’s foot.

Although the husband is only scratching his foot, the implications are terrible. (emphasis mine) Lotrimin, owned by Bayer HealthCare, LLC, needs to know it is not alright (sic) to air commercials with offensive content, especially when children are likely watching… Please contact Lotrimin… and ask them to pull their current ad immediately!”

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When Cops Act Like Pigs

When Cops Act Like Pigs

The latest disturbing police video to go viral is particularly disturbing to me. It features several Santa Ana cops raiding a marijuana dispensary in late May. The worst part isn’t that they wore ski masks, rammed the door in, guns cocked like Seal Team Six and scared the crap out of a bunch of harmless stoners, including a woman in a wheelchair with an amputated leg – clearly there for medicinal purposes – then proceeded to destroy all the security cameras; it’s that they had such a good time doing it. 

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Guest List: June 26, 2015

Guest List: June 26, 2015

The Interview: 

Gina McCarthy is the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Appointed to the Cabinet-level position by President Obama in 2013, McCarthy previously served as Assistant Administrator of the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. In August, the EPA is expected to finalize its first-ever greenhouse gas rules for power plants, which will cut carbon pollution by 30 percent from 2005 levels.

Twitter: @GinaEPA

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