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What about the American oligarchs, I wondered, people like businessman Richard Uihlein, who regularly distort U. If you are like most U.
He lives in a mansion in Lake Forest, a hyper-opulent preserve north of Chicago. A longtime supporter of right-wing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Uihlein is a major sponsor of hard-right Republican candidates—at both the state and federal levels—and organizations across the nation. So far, Uihlein is the top political contributor in the federal U.
These megadonors are the superrich cream atop a deep plutocratic pitcher. How are such ridiculously astronomical political investments—far beyond the capacity of all but a super-opulent minority of U.
The primary purpose of these groups cannot technically be political, but they can spend substantial amounts on political activities, such as TV commercials. It gave corporations and unions the green light to spend unlimited sums on ads and other political tools calling for the election or defeat of individual candidates.
While super PACS must disclose their donors, c 4 s are not required to do so. These nondisclosing organizations engage in numerous political activities: And that was just federal data.
It does not include campaign finance at the state level, where the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers focus a lot of their legendary election funding and policymaking power.
Donald Trump and the Presidential Election. He dutifully complied with her corrupt victory and campaigned on her behalf as he promised from the start.
The Wall Street establishment kept its command over the not-so-leftmost side of the American two-party system. Things were different on the Republican side. His raucous rallies were laced with dripping denunciations of Wall Street, Goldman Sachs and globalization; mockery of George W.
He would become the first Republican presidential nominee in memory to outperform his Democratic opponent with small middle-class and working-class donors. Things were different after Trump won the Republican nomination, however.
He could no longer go it alone after the primaries. It failed to set foot in Wisconsin after the Democratic convention or to purchase campaign ads in Michigan. Above all, the Clinton team decided not to talk about policy.
In an epic miscalculation, her team decided not to advance anything close to a standard, progressive-sounding, Democratic Party policy agenda.
Clinton ran almost completely on the issue of candidate character and quality. Any campaign needs a reasonably strong policy platform to stand on in case of candidate difficulties.
What was her deafening policy silence about? This was a curse. The campaign sought to capitalize on the angst within business by vigorously courting the doubtful and undecideds there, not in the electorate.
The impacts of both items 1 and 2 were infinitesimal in comparison with the role that big campaign money played both in silencing Clinton and funding Trump. The blame-the-deplorable-racist-white-working-class narrative is belied by basic underlying continuities in white, working-class voting patterns.A collection of articles about Reporting from The New Yorker, including news, in-depth reporting, commentary, and analysis.
Thanks for the list! Tried to keep up on the Works By SK list from his website, only need to find The Secretary of Dreams Vol May order ebooks for the ease of reading. In sharp contrast to the brooding, restrained quietude and desolation that lie just below the surface of Working Girls, the metaphorical Dancing centers on sensual, stylized movement, a heightened sense of ebullience and theatricality, and emphatic points of emotional and physical contact.
This is strikingly beautiful – one of the best I’ve read from you. One somewhat rambling thought I took away from this post, oddly enough, is that – in the face of a potential superintelligence – the status quo is not the only alternative to trying to build a Friendly AI.
How important are our dreams to the success of a venture? What were Homer’s dreams? Did he fulfill them? Discuss your personal dreams as well.
Discuss risk and reward. How does that play out in this film?
October Sky—Essay Case. October Sky Chapter Summaries. STUDY. PLAY. Chapter 1. Yet, the mother, Elsie, encourages Sonny to go for his dreams and build rockets.
She doesn't want him in this town, and she thinks the town won't last long enough for that anyways and that Sonny needs to do everything he can to get out.