A MUST read- How States Become Political monopolies


Ok- this is one of the most important stories I have read/heard in a while. And it is an absolute must read/must listen for anyone to the left of the far, far right. And even for them.

I heard an interview today on NPR with NY Times columnist Nicholas Confessore about an article he wrote last sunday in the NY times. NPR Fresh Air can be found here and ny times article here.

Essentially on how political parties- mainly the right, are abiding, more or less, to the letter of the law to use national money to take control of states governorships and legislators.

While I’ve known this was happening this is hands down one of the best pieces on the issue. And it should deeply disturb anyone- of virtually any political persuasion.

 

I honestly plan a more indepth post on this in the next day or two but for now I really feel the need to put this out there.

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I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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One Response to A MUST read- How States Become Political monopolies

  1. Barneysday says:

    PAC money, money from SCOTUS “Corporations are people, too” are taking over the country, with support of the Supremes. Its at the state and federal level.

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