Common Cause calls on IRS to stop ALEC’s charity status


Common Cause, the national voter advocacy organization, has taken on the corporate interests of the American Legislative Exchange Council, by presenting evidence to the IRS that ALEC is a political lobbying group, and not an organization where membership is considered a charitable gift. The organization wrote a letter to the IRS, Tuesday, urging them to… Continue reading Common Cause calls on IRS to stop ALEC’s charity status

Government shutdown fills Congress’ coffers – not yours


War brings camaraderie. The men and women who fought World War Two, what Tom Brokaw called America's "Greatest Generation," came together to fight a war, and taking care of your buddy in a foxhole taught them that we all have to watch out for each other. It's how we achieved victory, and when the war… Continue reading Government shutdown fills Congress’ coffers – not yours

Georgia Ethics Express responds to charges of pledge signers’ hypocrisy


Georgia State Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) addressed charges by opponents of the ethics reform question on next Tuesday's ballot, that several candidates who have committed to a $100 cap on Gold Dome lobbyists are themselves guilty of campaign ethic filing violations. "When you are losing an argument, that's when you resort to those kinds of… Continue reading Georgia Ethics Express responds to charges of pledge signers’ hypocrisy

Georgia Ethics Express hits the road


The Ethics Express, a compilation of odd political bedfellows, including Common Cause Georgia, the League of Women Voters, Georgia Conservatives in Action, and Georgia Tea Party Patriots, have taken to the road, on bus tour supporting a July 31 ballot question, urging ethics reform in Georgia's State House. The group plans to stop in 14… Continue reading Georgia Ethics Express hits the road

Nothing to win – the Coburn conundrum


In the Our Gang of Six, he may be Spanky - always trying to help his friends out of trouble while putting on a show of his disappointment in how Alfalfa and the other goofballs in the group keep chasing chickens. First there was last week's Senate Ethics Committee report on the questionable activities of… Continue reading Nothing to win – the Coburn conundrum