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Micah L. Sifry

Can You Spell Arnold Ventura?

Illustration by Juan Alvarado “The biggest problem that we have is that California is being run now by special interests. All of the politicians are not anymore making the moves for the people, but for special interests and we have to stop that . . . As you know, I......

Young Man Blues

Ever since the Republican and Democratic parties passed laws in the late 1890s and early 1900s effectively rigging the electoral system to thwart other parties from gaining a sustainable foothold in local and national politics, most voters have shied away from supporting third-party candidates, fearful of “wasting” their votes. But......

Too Green for a Golden Opportunity

PHILADELPHIA -- The Dow crashes another 390 points, another one of the world’s largest corporations files for bankruptcy, and half the country prepares to delay retirements or send the kids to community college. A new phrase, ”corporate crime,“ replaces ”white-collar crime“ in the mainstream lexicon. And worried Democrats and Republicans......
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