ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Here are some recent articles of interest, mostly political. I am a registered Democrat, but I usually vote third-party progressive. I will post articles which may be from the left or from the right or straight down the middle, depending on what the topic is.
Brown, Warren agree to anti-super-PAC pledge, other
candidates could follow
“Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown (R) and his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren, have reached a groundbreaking agreement to deter super-PACs and outside groups from dominating their Senate race with millions of dollars of ads, Brown said Monday.
The agreement marks the first attempt by candidates to wrest control of their races back from groups over whom they have no direct control, and could set a precedent for other races.” 1/23/12
Read more: The Hill
The coming tsunami of slime: How super-PACs, vulnerable
candidates, and armies of mercenaries converge to create the
ugliest campaign ever
“It’s going to get ugly—it always does, and this year, it already has. But by almost every measure, the 2012 election is going to be the most negative in the history of American politics …
There’s plenty of ammo on both sides, but the biggest driver of this race is money. There is more money pouring into this election than ever, and it will necessarily mean more negative advertising by volume.” 1/22/12
Read more: New York Magazine