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The Age of the Pampered Princelings

What in the world is a Pampered Princeling? How about Donald J. Trump for one. His son and son in law for another. As Naomi Klein recently wrote in The Intercept: Trump has been sucking on a spigot of his father’s cash nonstop since he was in diapers, becoming a millionaire by middle school. According […]

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Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to declare the Russian story a hoax but I still cannot believe the media continue pressing this issue while ignoring those who are truly influencing our democracy – the Donor Class. If Facebook can possibly account […]

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Rankings Show Indiana is Corrupt

By Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Who benefits from corruption? Let’s take a look at a couple of rankings to prove what I’ve been saying about Indianapolis lawmakers over the past 5+ years. The corruption mainly comes from the Donor to the Political Class. Also, as I’ve pointed out over the last several election […]

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Senator Joe Donnelly Walks With Big Pharma

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana Blog – You would expect the newly added Koch puppet senator, Todd Young, would kill the Canadian drug importation bill introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders. What might surprise you is our only elected democrat at the state level in Indiana, Joe Donnelly, also voted against the bill introduced by Bernie […]

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Government

Third Party: The People Need Representation

Third Party is a “Spoiler” – This is a “Politically Bigoted Word” ~ Ralph Nader Muncie, Indiana NEWS – Well, the first fraudulent presidential debate was on center stage this week at Hofstra University with all pundits pointing to a clear victory for Hillary Clinton. She prepared for the political debate, whereas Donald Trump prefers […]

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Mike Lofgren Discusses the “Deep State”

Former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren recently appeared on Moyers & Company to talk about America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. Below are highlight clips…

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Government

Campaign Cash Rules Drown in the Bathtub

I’m speculating here, but as we approach year’s end, I assume that Grover Norquist hasn’t been visited by Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and found spiritual redemption. Nonetheless, I’m betting that Grover Norquist feels pretty…

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Government

The Beltway: ‘This Town’ Makes You Angry

Bill Moyers interviewed Mark Leibovich, reporter for the New York Times and author of “This Town,” an up-close look at how our nation’s capitol really works and just how bad it is in Washington, D.C.. He even has segments of the book dedicated to Indiana’s own hero, Evan Bayh. You would think that the financial […]