Dead Wild Roses: Ya Gotta Pay to Play – Money and Private Interests vs. American Democracy

What is democracy about these days?  Looking to the North American model to the south of Canada, one begins to worry that idea of responsible, accountable government is a sadly antiquated notion.   Bill Moyers and his guests detail what is happening in Washington.  Revolving doors, “dark” money, influence peddling – a veritable laundry list of ...

DeSmogBlog: Marcellus Money: Statehouse Bought and Sold by Shale Gas Industry in PA

marcellusmoney.jpeg Consider it official: the Pennsylvania statehouse has been bought and sold by the shale gas industry, confirmed today, yet again, by MarcellusMoney.org.  In a press release, Marcellus Money, a project of Common Cause of Pennsylvania and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania laid out the sobering facts about the frackers' stranglehold over the PA state government, ...