Democrat Unity News

Democrat Unity News

We aggregate the best Democrat news for your reading enjoyment.  Stay sharp on political happenings that are important to Democrats.

Monday, 21 January 2013 14:51

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint

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Today Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is viewed as something of an American saint. His birthday is a national holiday. His name adorns schools and street signs. Americans from across the political spectrum invoke King's name to justify their beliefs and actions, as President Barack Obama will no doubt do in his second Inaugural speech and as gun fanatic Larry Ward recently did in outrageously claiming that King would have opposed proposals to restrict access to guns.

Sunday, 20 January 2013 18:33

My 1,700-mile hike across the XL Pipeline

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I wanted to learn everything about the environmental battle. I saw a country marked by apathy, and flickers of hope

Sunday, 20 January 2013 18:20

10 biggest beneficiaries of Citizens United

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A new report reveals the decision allowed an extra $1 billion in special interest funding in the 2012 election

It’s been three years since the Supreme Court issued it’s outrageous decision in Citizens United vs. FEC, overturning the flimsy campaign finance protections afforded under McCain-Feingold law. The case opened the floodgates to billions of dollars perverting our elections, much of it completely unreported, and some amount even coming from foreign corporations and governments. The Court literally legalized bribery, and wealthy individuals and special interests took full advantage of it.

Saturday, 19 January 2013 15:25

Obama’s endless fundraising

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The election may be over, but the glad-handing continues. So much for the president's pledge to keep donors at bay