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Books & Journals

Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It, by Jeffrey D. Clements
This is a guide to the Citizens United court decision, written for those of us who are not legal whizzes. It gives some history of how this came about, and leads us into the possible actions to retrieve our democracy.
Democracy at the Crossroads, by Craig S. Barnes
This is an unusual and engaging history of the evolution of Democracy. It also tells how our government in recent times has and is threatening those ideals.
Moyers On Democracy, by Bill Moyers
This is a collection of speeches by Bill Moyers covering many of the urgent issues, such as electoral abuses, income inequality, etc., that come up for us again and again.
Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It, by Lawrence Lessig
This book deals as much with our perception of the power of money in Congress as with the actual corruption.
Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer, by Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson
This book exposes how congressional actions and other government policies have enriched the rich while the middle class of America has been consistently eroded.
The Open Space of Democracy (New Patriotism), by Terry Tempest Williams
The questions Williams asks us are: What is the true nature of democracy and how do we support it? Can American-style democracy survive in its birthplace?
Who Will Tell the People, by William Greider
This book gains relevance as threats to our democracy increase. It shows us where the threats lie and how to combat them.
HIGHTOWER LOWDOWN
The online version of this crisp and provocative and usually humorous newsletter: it's worth subscribing to the paper edition. Every issue extends the clarion call: Do Something!
MOTHER JONES
Covers a broad spectrum of under-reported political and environmental issues.
THE NATION
This venerable progressive weekly is most valuable for its columnists and regular contributors.