State Initiatives to Revoke Corporate Personhood and Overturn Buckley v. Valeo Win Big

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One state went red and the other blue in the presidential election, but citizens of Montana and Colorado agreed by overwhelming margins that we need to amend the U.S. Constitution to revoke the overwhelming power of money over elections.
In Montana, early returns showed…

Black Friday Now Black Thursday, But Don’t Expect the Best Bargains on Either

The competition for Black Friday deals intensifies

Instead of spending time with their families on Thanksgiving this year, employees for Walmart, Target and other chains are being asked to work on that day. Meanwhile Black Friday deals aren’t nearly what they’re chalked up to be, according to a study by the Wall Street Journal.

Constitutional Amendments Seem Impossible Until They Become Inevitable

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It was a great benchmark of progress for the Democracy Movement when the NY Times published four essays on the merits of amending the Constitution to revoke the dominance of money over elections. We added reference links and some comments in publishing them here.

Walmart vs Target Redux: More Alike Than You Think

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80 percent of the products in Target and Walmart are identical. The prices are often identical, too, and the most recent comparison by Bloomberg Businessweek found only a 46-cent difference between the two retailers per $100 of purchases.

Leaked Agreement Shows Candidates View CPD Events as Joint Campaign Appearances, Not Real Debates

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Thanks to an insider leaking the 2012 agreement between the Rs and Ds, we again see the degree to which the candidates control nearly every detail in the debates to avoid any hint of spontaneity or unpredictability. Some of the dictates, such as describing camera angles and details of stools, seem like harmless obsessions. But read closely…

Walmart CEO Memo on Meeting with Obama “Equal Parts Arrogance and Ignorance”

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After meeting with the President, Walmart’s CEO issued a 216-word statement that was equal parts arrogance and ignorance. “The Walmart Statement on Fiscal Cliff Meeting with President Obama”, as it’s called, is peppered with hipocrisy and self-serving statements.

Win for environmental law, loss for Walmart

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A California state appellate court has dealt a blow to Walmart’s strategy of using petition drives to push through approval of new superstores while avoiding California’s environmental law.