#839 Disinfecting the rot on American democracy (Money in Politics)

Today we look at the biggest fundamental problem with American politics and a couple of the biggest plans to fix it


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: There is a Rot at the Core of American Democracy! - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 04-16-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Screwed - One Man Riot

Ch. 4: Act 2: Nobody Wants You to Be An Activist - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 03-22-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Power to the People - Power to the People: The Hits (Deluxe Version)

Ch. 6: Act 3: 3 Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? with Kim Barker and Andy Kroll (Part 1) - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 3-21-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Buy My Vote - Righteous Ruckus

Ch. 8: Act 4: Americans Agree Get Money OUT Of Politics - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-14-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Truth - Somebody Besides Yourself

Ch. 10: Act 5: 3 Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections? with Kim Barker and Andy Kroll (Part 2) - @BillMoyersHQ  And Company - Air Date 3-21-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: No Limit - O.N.I.F.C. (Deluxe Version)

Ch. 12: Act 6: MayDay PAC - @MayOneUS - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 14: Act 7: VT Calls Constitutional Convention Over Citizens United - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-08-14

Ch. 15: Song 7: The Constitution - Happy Hour

Ch. 16: Act 8: Dear Corrupt Politicians: That Sound You Hear Is Us Winning - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 06-04-14


Ch. 17: I got the metaphor right! - Peter from Chicago, IL

Ch. 18: Responding to Wade's comments on reparations - Steve from Stockton, CA

Ch. 19: A Marine's perspective on the current chaos in Iraq - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on summer hours and the progress of the fundraiser

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


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Sources/further reading:

"The Launch Of The MayDay Citizens’ SuperPAC” via LessigBlog

"Anti-Dark Money Activist Lawrence Lessig Launches A Super PAC To End Super PACs” by Mason Atkins at ThinkProgress

"Mayday PAC: The SuperPAC Built to Destroy SuperPACs” via Newsweek

"Lawrence Lessig Starts a Super PAC” by Derek Willis at The New York Times

"Cronies, corruption and cash: Lawrence Lessig on why we need a super PAC to end all super PACs” by Elias Isquith at Salon


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-06-27 12:25:48 -0400
    …and out of nowhere….Wade reduced me to tears!!! On Iraq & Afghanistan, he’s absolutely right.