Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections, including Sarah Canary and the bestselling The Jane Austen Book Club. A new novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, is scheduled for publication in May, 2013.
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REASON 67: Because Obama opposes the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision.We are in the first presidential election since the Supreme Court decided that money equals free speech and the money is flowing freely. According to Harry Reid, seventeen angry white men are currently engaged in buying the country. They’ve had their fingers on the scales for quite some time—writing legislation, buying representatives, suppressing the vote, and busting the unions. But the court’s decision in Citizens United has allowed these men to take this to a whole new level. Financial corruption of the democratic process is now perfectly legal. In the United States, the Supreme Court has declared that democracy is for sale.
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