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Business buys itself a new government

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  • Corporate donors, newly emboldened by a court ruling, played dirty and won.
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  • So that's what a $4 billion campaign looks like!
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  • Wall Street's Stranglehold on Our Democracy Must Be Broken
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Nick Coleman, Minneapolis Star Tribune | MN

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If you're worried about the results of the 2010 Minnesota election, relax! We're getting some of the best representatives that money can buy.

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What's good for General Motors is good for the country, they used to say. Here in Minnesota, we have a different way of saying it: What's good for business is a Legislature whose members know what's good for them. With a Republican takeover of both houses of the Legislature, including a Senate that had been controlled by Democrats since 1973, business should be very good.

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Wall Street's Stranglehold on Our Democracy Must Be Broken, Zach Carter and Simon JohnsonAlterNet

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  • Progressive economist Simon Johnson talks about the fight to reform Wall Street, what Robert Rubin should do with his money, and why Jamie Dimon is the most dangerous man in America.
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