Sunday, February 20, 2011

US Indexes

The United States does not have the most democratic government, nor is it the least corrupt, nor does it have the freest media:

Index                                                                    World Rank
Corruptions Perceptions Index 2010                           22
Press Freedom Index 2010                                           20
Democracy Index 2010                                                17

Demand democracy in the United States.  Demand democracy worldwide.  The US democracy index doesn't even include the countries that were corrupted the the US.


P.S.  Canada is 6th, 21st and 9th!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

'Citizens United' Back in the News

The single greatest threat to democracy in the United States is not fighting Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission which gave corporations unlimited spending influencing elections with limited disclosure.  Citizens United is back in the news thanks mostly to Bob Edgar and Common Cause:

Bob Edgar on Rachel Maddow

Common Cause suddenly uncommonly forceful in fighting Koch Industries

Support: Common Cause and Flight Washington Corruption.