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A Time for “No!”

Presented in partnership with the Benton Foundation How much more do regulators need to know before they understand that the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger is bad news all around?  It’s bad for consumers, competition, and our very democracy.  Everywhere I go I hear people complaining about spiraling cable bills and poor customer service.  They tell […]

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Jewish Center Shooter Had a Long History of Hate

Frazier Glenn Cross, the man charged with gunning down three people on Sunday outside a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish assisted living facility, had a long record as a purveyor of hate. Nearly three decades ago, Cross – then known as Frazier Glenn Miller – was the subject of a Common Cause Magazine story […]

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The 5 Most Absurd Quotes in McCutcheon v FEC Decision

Last week’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC was a blow to an open and vibrant democracy that stakes its legitimacy on the robust participation of all citizens’ voices – not just the very wealthy.

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Activists Stand Up Across the Country – Our Democracy is Not For Sale

The Supreme Court was doing its best on Wednesday morning to sell off American democracy and transform it to government of, by, and (especially) for the rich. And before dusk, thousands of people across the country were standing up with a simple reply: Just a minute – our democracy is not for sale.  In front […]

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A turning point — if we make it one

There’s no getting around it; today is a bad day for our democracy. In McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court this morning struck a blow on behalf of the powerful and against the hundreds of millions of Americans whose voices now can be further drowned out by the wealthiest one percent. The decision is a […]

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