Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Krugman: Lobbyists, Guns, and Money


NY Times: Lobbyists, Guns, and Money

Who writes our laws?

Paul Krugman had an interesting op-ed over at the Times today.  I will go into further detail on People for Polity a little later, but basically, he details the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) involvement with Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with America's little known ghost organization, ALEC is an institution ran by the Koch brother's that includes corporations, lobbies, and legislators.  ALEC actually WRITES legislation and persuades (pays) legislators to pass their laws; sometimes word-for-word.

Lot's more to come.

Be sure to check out Krugman's piece, and check back a bit later today for PfP's take on the situation.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome to People for Polity Mobile!

As I write this post from my Droid RAZR, PfP is proud to launch People for Polity Mobile!  PfP Mobile is our attempt to further the conversation by allowing our members to post to the site on-the-go.

There are no rules, so whatever your ideology, political affiliation, party allegiance, etc. -- if you are a member -- you can post.  We only ask that you please keep it respectful.

Whether you have a provoking thought, have an issue that you believe needs addressed, or just want to post a link to an interesting story, PfP Mobile gives its members instant access to share their voice.

First, get the Blogger app of your choice from the link on the left side of this page. Next, email peopleforpolity@gmail.com to request permission.

We will add you to our list, and you will then be able to sign into the Blogger app and post with your new ID.

We look forward to your posts!