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.
What are the rules if the GOP contest goes to convention?
“It’s the scenario every political reporter, and every West Wing fan, wants to see for real: a brokered convention. And after a week in which the GOP’s presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney sucked up three defeats, two CPAC polling wins, and a muddy apparent victory in Maine, people are talking about the prospect once again … “
“Two questions arise: could the delegate-allocating process really not be resolved by the time the party meets for its convention in Tampa? And what are the rules for how things play out if it does?” 2/13/12
Read more: Talking Points Memo
Two justices suggest Citizens United ruling should be reconsidered in MT case
“Two Supreme Court justices suggested Friday that the court reconsider its controversial 2010 decision that allowed unlimited corporate and union spending in elections.
The suggestion came as the court blocked a Montana Supreme Court decision upholding a century-old ban on corporate campaign spending in the state … “
“In Friday’s order, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer said the upheaval in the world of campaign finance since the Citizens United decision does not bear out the majority opinion.” 2/17/12
Read more: Washington Post
Rick Santorum: Will women vote for him?
“Democrats have an unexpected new foil in their effort to label the GOP as hostile to women: Rick Santorum … “
“Gender issues have taken center stage in recent days as Santorum has made incendiary comments suggesting women not be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military … Santorum has also stood by his opposition to contraception, reiterating his position that it shouldn’t be covered by the national health-care law … ” 2/18/12
Read more: POLITICO