And He, Like, You Know, Believes It

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is being attacked from the left for the crime of not being sufficiently anti-Rand Paul. On This Week this week, he had this exchange with Jake Tapper, regarding Paul’s apparent view that individuals should have the right to discriminate on the basis of race: TAPPER: Fair enough, but just … Continue reading


With the recent Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) opening the door to the burgeoning field of Corporate Civil Rights (by allowing unlimited Corporate spending on issue advertising), it is vitally important to find a reliable champion of and advocate for these and other Corporate civil rights. Although the ACLU correctly filed … Continue reading

The New Civil Rights, Part III

In an earlier post I spoke of restricting Corporations’ rights to on-demand termination of business agreements with sub-Corporations, and I said: “I mean, I can’t choose to murder someone, so why should Corporations be allowed to choose to murder the economy?” This prompted an overly literal pedant to email me, saying: “You say you can’t … Continue reading

The New Civil Rights, Part II

My last post about Corporate civil rights generated a lot of emails, most angry or incredulous, from both sides of the political spectrum. That’s not surprising to me, since I am clearly an Independent. I figure if I’m making both extremes angry, then I’m probably doing something right. So, here’s some more truth for you. … Continue reading

The New Civil Rights

The recent Supreme Court decision to expand Corporate civil rights was an important advancement (as I have explained before here and here) but it was only a beginning. Corporations are still discriminated against every day, and that discrimination takes many forms. We will not be truly free as a Nation until everyone, Citizen and Corporation … Continue reading

Update: Free Speech Wins!

The Center for Public Integrity has warned that the recent Supreme Court decision (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) may allow foreign governments to spend as much as they want on advertisements for or against candidates in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America. They are afraid that this could let … Continue reading

Free Speech Wins!

Free speech has finally won. The Supreme Court (probably the most conceited title ever) finally showed some Good Common Senseā„¢ and ruled that corporations have free speech rights, and that restricting their ability to express those rights (using campaign finance laws) is not allowed. In particular, this ruling removes limits on how much corporations can … Continue reading