corporate influence http://mtpr.org en Corporate Religion http://mtpr.org/post/corporate-religion <p>The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term yesterday with a bang, again. We've just seen the <em>Hobby Lobby</em> case that grants some corporate entities the right to religious freedom under the First Amendment. I'm not sure the many people who decried the Court's granting personhood rights to corporate entities for political campaign spending in <em>Citizens United</em> saw this one coming – you could kind of understand a corporation speaking through its wallet, but a corporation gaining personhood to express a religious tenet based on the beliefs of its majority owners? Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:03:14 +0000 Al Smith 21376 at http://mtpr.org Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy” http://mtpr.org/post/author-laments-last-gasp-american-democracy <p>Chris Hedges has seen fascism and war up close. For nearly 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans - for both print and broadcast media, including National Public Radio and the New York Times.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Sally Mauk 14480 at http://mtpr.org Author laments “the last gasp of American democracy”