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The Hidden History of Guns and the 2nd Amendment Book Tour Is Coming...

  • Saturday, June 22: Los Angeles, CA 3:00pm - KPFK Speaker Series: Thom Hartmann (Stephanie Miller will be joining Thom) on The Hidden History of Guns. UCLA Dodd Hall 147, 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles - Get tkts here https://www.facebook.com/events/2263735727213646/
  • Sunday, June 23: SEATTLE, WA 7:30pm
    Location: Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle (West Entrance) w/Elliott Bay Book Company
  • Tuesday, June 25: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 7:00pm
    Location: First Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley w/The Booksmith
    Here’s the Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/2418269571727663/And here’s the link to purchase tickets: https://hiddenhistoryofguns.bpt.me/
  • Friday, June 28: CHICAGO, IL 7:00pm
    Location: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. #146 (Chestnut Court Shopping Center), Darien
  • Saturday, June 29: MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7:00pm
    Location: Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul
  • Friday, July 12: PHILADELPHIA, PA 4:15pm - At Netroots Nation
    Location: PA Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Here's a copy of what I just emailed my newly-elected Congressman, Tony Cardenas, of California's 29th Congressional District (North Hollywood) on May 29, 2013

Dear Congressman Cardenas: Congratulations on your recent victory. I'm glad I voted for you. In light of the outrageous amounts of private (really, corporate) money that is going into political campaigns these days, and considering the dangerous implications this has for democracy in America, I think it's imperative that we enact legislation that would have the effect of repealing the terrible U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010). As you know, the effect of that case allowed right-wing oligarchs such as Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers, among many others, to effectively buy elections without fear. I would urge you to spearhead the attack on CITIZENS UNITED by sponsoring and forcefully advocating the passage of legislation that would provide for PUBLIC FINANCING ONLY for all political campaigns. The companion legislation to this would be a movement to amend the 14th Amendment of the U.S. and California Constitutions to insert the word "natural" immediately preceding every instance of the word "person." THAT would do away with the objection that corporations are "people," a pernicious doctrine that has been responsible for countless evil in our country.

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May. 29, 2013 11:29 am

Here's what the feud and reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson can teach us about civility

Thom plus logo Donald Trump did not invent the art of the political insult but he's inflamed the level of vitriolic public discourse and incivility to a new low unmatched by other presidents. In a tainted tradition that has permeated our history, other presidents have not been immune to dishing out acerbic insults against one another.
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