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Why we occupy: The Story of Citizens United – Why Democracy Only Works When People Are In Charge

October 15th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

One thing keeps cropping up as people talk about Occupy Wall Street and why they're so angry: Corporations have complete dominance of the political process. Thanks to the Supreme Court overturning 90 years of precedent and tossing out all restrictions on corporate political contributions, they can now spend unlimited amounts of money to elect or defeat any politician they choose. Didn't know that corporate campaign spending had been turned into a giant free-for-all? That was the Citizens United decision, which changed our political system in huge ways, and it's why a lot of us are going out today and marching for a society in which people have as much say as corporations

Bill Maher on Offshore Drilling: “F*ck Your Jobs!”

June 14th, 2010 | by Jeremy Bloom

Wow. Bill Maher weighs in on the debate over offshore drilling, and specifically the issue of whether or not a deepwater offshore drilling ban will be a job-killer. "You know, maybe your job needs to go when it starts killing things. Maybe this whole mess is a sign that people who work in the oil industry should look into producing something else that's less immediately harmful... Yes, the oil industry creates jobs. So does the kiddie porn industry."

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