An April 9 report by Martin Gilens, a professor of politics at Princeton University, and Benjamin Page, a political science professor at Northwestern University, finds that the majority does not rule in the United States. The researchers further conclude “that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.”
A bill to create a buffer zone, free of protesters, around abortion clinics drew an overflow crowd to a hearing room at the Legislative Office Building in Concord, New Hampshire, Tuesday.
With the now-infamous federal abuses against the Bundy ranching family and its supporters in Nevada helping to awaken a sleeping giant, liberty-minded elected officials from Western states are coming together with citizens to take action in defense of the Constitution and the West. Their mission: to wrest control over the vast expanses of land and wealth in the region that are unconstitutionally claimed by the Washington, D.C.-based political and bureaucratic classes. Now, a new alliance of lawmakers and citizens known as COWS has a concrete plan to make those goals a reality.
Should a government body decide what is true and what is false in political campaign ads? That was the question before the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.