Texas Capitol Rally Against Citizens United
Campaign Finance Reform / Politics

Texas Capitol Rally Against Citizens United

On January 19, 2013, the people of Austin rallied on the South steps of our State’s Capitol to voice our displeasure with the state of our venal campaign finance system since the egregious Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, and supported proposed legislation in our State legislature to overturn Citizens United. My fellow … Continue reading

Buying Political Clout Across State Lines
Campaign Finance Reform / Politics

Buying Political Clout Across State Lines

While researching a list of campaign contributors from Austin, Texas on Fundrace, I stumbled upon one particularly interesting donor: John Ramsey, a 21-year-old college student at Stephen F. Austin University, who recently inherited a large sum of money from his grandfather, making Mr. Ramsey and his two siblings millionaires overnight. Mr. Ramsey and his two … Continue reading

Polynesian Sauce, Taste the Hate: A Response to Chick-Fil-A
Politics

Polynesian Sauce, Taste the Hate: A Response to Chick-Fil-A

First off, this Chick-fil-a business isn’t news. I’ve known about this, and have been boycotting them, for over a year now. Second, no one is saying–or at least they shouldn’t be advocating–that the COO and President of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, can’t express his own opinion. He certainly has that right, but with that comes repercussions. … Continue reading