Crawdads and Taters

2. HR1’s Poison Pills and the Ratcheting of the Overton Window with Boss Tweed and Reagan Democrats

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We look at how Democratic bills like HR-1, while purporting to rescue “democracy” from Republican attacks on voting rights, simultaneously increase the corporate funding of our elections, shifting more power to the ruling-class and further eliminating the chances of third parties to meaningfully participate in the US electoral system. We also talk about the Ratchet effect and the Overton Window, using HR-1 as an example of how these rightward political shifts are constantly happening in real time.

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