Corporatized America | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Corporatized America

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 7:39 AM

Brummett isn't alarmed by the breathtaking U.S. Supreme Court trashing of precedent in giving corporations the hammer over political speech in America, courtesy of shareholders' money in the case of publicly held companies.

He's wrong, of course, but particularly because he seems to be viewing this mostly through a national lens, as if the voters will have ample information to see through massive disinformation campaigns. It's really more instructive to look at this through the coming corporate trashing of city council members who stand up against a local permit for giant corporation; it's better to look at the record -- the purchase of the Texas appellate courts by enemies of public interest. You simply can't contemplate the damage large and small that can and will be done. Sure, every once in a blue moon, some Soros or other money might do the same for a progressive cause, but that doesn't make it right or balance the scale.

GOOD TIMING: Justice Samuel Alito sharply illustrated the fundamentally political nature of the court right wing's ruling last night with his Joe Wilson moment at the State of the Union. The unblinking camera caught him.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Deputy killed, police chief wounded in Sebastian County. Suspect in custody

    40/29 TV reports that two law officers were shot about 7 a.m. today near Hackett in Sebastian County and at mid-afternoon came word that one of them had died. Later in the day a suspect was taken into custody in the shooting.
    • Aug 10, 2016
  • Two plead in fraud of sheriff's office

    A former employee of the Pulaski County sheriff and a North Little Rock woman who sold goods to the sheriff's office have pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a scheme to steal from the sheriff's office, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Arkansan on Obama's latest commutation list

    President Obama today announced commutations of the sentences of 111 federal prisoners, including one from Arkansas.
    • Aug 30, 2016

Most Shared

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation