Less than two years ago there was such hope in America. Then the "Citizens United" Supreme Court Decision gave American corporations carte blanche to shovel money to the Tea Party.
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In a one-on-one interview, Labour Council President John Cartwright discusses the factors that led to Rob Ford's victory and the challenges facing labour over the next four years.
On Oct. 25, Toronto residents elected Rob Ford as mayor in an election that saw a higher than usual voter turnout. He ran on a platform of cutting social spending and taxes.
Two years after the great crash of 2008, an economic meltdown that exposed the forces of greed for what they are, the political right is more ferocious than ever.
Calgary's new mayor used social media to communicate with voters and vowed to end divisive politics at City Hall. In return, he was voted in with the highest voter turnout in recent memory.
Ford became mayor by tapping into voter resentment. Progressives have a better story to tell, but we have to start telling it.
As the 2010 elections come to a close, the biggest winner of all remains undeclared: the broadcasters.
Anonymous millionaires just helped elect dozens of ultraconservative congressional candidates, by pumping millions of dollars into national Tea Party organizations.
When general dislike becomes the issue...
The votes are in, and while some close races are still being tallied, there is a clear winner from the 2010 elections: Secret corporate cash.