democracy http://blog.wlrn.org en Ralph Nader: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ralph-nader-emerging-left-right-alliance-dismantle-corporate-state <p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35114 at http://blog.wlrn.org Ralph Nader: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State New Campaign Finance Laws Take Effect Nov. 1 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-campaign-finance-laws-take-effect-nov-1 <p>With little more than a year remaining before voters head to the polls in November 2014, candidates face something of a new world: Beginning Friday, they can rake in even more money from contributors to their campaigns.</p><p>Some of the biggest changes in a sweeping campaign-finance bill, approved last spring by the Legislature, take effect on Friday.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:22:12 +0000 Brandon Larrabee 23024 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Campaign Finance Laws Take Effect Nov. 1 Reclaiming Our Democracy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/reclaiming-our-democracy <div style="margin:0;"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 22106 at http://blog.wlrn.org Reclaiming Our Democracy Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance http://blog.wlrn.org/post/government-surveillance-corporate-power-and-public-resistance <p style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 20290 at http://blog.wlrn.org Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-capitalism-turning-internet-against-democracy <p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 17516 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get it Right http://blog.wlrn.org/post/constitutional-myths-what-we-get-wrong-and-how-get-it-right <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">06/12/13 Wednesday's&nbsp;</span><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is with Humboldt State University Senior Research Fellow <strong><a href="http://www.rayraphael.com/">Ray Raphael.</a></strong>&nbsp; A prolific author, Raphael’s latest work is </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="http://amzn.to/109Ui1F">CONSTITUTIONAL MYTHS:&nbsp; What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right</a></strong>.&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One myth is that the Founding Fathers wanted limited government.&nbsp; Instead, they created a republic, rather than a democracy.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another is the Bill of Rights.&nbsp; It was initially opposed by each state delegation.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Learn more on </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;at&nbsp;1pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/WLRN" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD1</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;rebroadcast at 7pm on&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/wlrn-hd2" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(62, 72, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><b style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">WLRN-HD2</b></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;and audio on-demand after the live program. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 15623 at http://blog.wlrn.org Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get it Right Campaign Heats Up Ahead Of Sunday's Vote To Replace Hugo Chavez http://blog.wlrn.org/post/campaign-heats-ahead-sundays-vote-replace-hugo-chavez <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">This Sunday, Venezuelans return to the polls for yet&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">another presidential election.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This vote is to replace the late Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer last&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">month after winning&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">re-election in October.</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:30:47 +0000 Phil Latzman 12200 at http://blog.wlrn.org Campaign Heats Up Ahead Of Sunday's Vote To Replace Hugo Chavez The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century http://blog.wlrn.org/post/100-greatest-americans-20th-century <p></p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 15697 at http://blog.wlrn.org The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century