A new wrinkle of corporate personhood, thanks to the Republican Supreme Court bloc's Citizens United decision, is this, as reported in the New York Times:
Until 2010, federal law barred companies from using corporate money to endorse and campaign for political candidates — and that included urging employees to support specific politicians.
The editors of the New Yorker have written a tour de force endorsement of President Obama's re-election, a lengthy and specific recitation of his strengths, weaknesses and actions and those of his opponent Mitt Romney.
Probably doesn't matter much, but the results seem uniform. President Obama bested Mitt Romney in last night's debate, though Romney's calculated decision to appear moderate and less of a war-monger might have been a smart move among critical swing voters.
The New York Times' editorial today on the consequences of the presidential election on women's issues is worth quoting:
If Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate, Representative Paul Ryan, were to win next month’s election, the harm to women’s reproductive rights would extend far beyond the borders of the United States.
Despite what the headline writer at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette might seem to indicate, polls of undecided voters and comment from all but the blindest Republican partisans indicate that President Barack Obama won Tuesday's night presidential debate.
The Republican Party, with little else with which to work and preferring not to answer questions about its tax/budget/safety net destruction plans, is working hard to make death of Americans in Libya and State Department security in general a defining campaign issue.
WHO'S SMILING NOW: At last night's debate.A roundup from the morning mail and other places: * ROMNEY'S DEBATE WIN: All agree an aggressive Mitt Romney drove the presidential debate last night and "won," for most scoring. Will it move voters? Should it move voters? After all, neither Romney nor President...
How desperate is the Republican attack machine? Yesterday, Drudge, Hannity, Daily Caller and other foot soldiers in the Republican echo chamber breathlessly trumpeted release of a video of a speech Barack Obama gave five years ago.
For a guy who watches maybe 250 ballgames a year, I've always taken an interest in what was once called the women's page. After studying the sports section every morning, it's the next thing I turn to.
Judge Leon Holmes has awarded $1.25 million in damages in a default judgment against a company doing business as thedirty.com, a gossip website operated by Nik Richie. The company that operates the website later said the Little Rock attorney sued the wrong company.
Quin Hilyer, a former Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial writer, writes for National Review a good summary of all the reasons Mike Huckabee makes a poor 2016 presidential candidate. A "reality check," he calls it.