Clocking Out: Oligarchy Fan Fiction Edition

Billionaire Romney superPAC donor thinks the very wealthy “have an insufficient influence” in politics.

Speaking of parallel universes: the phantom tax hike.

And speaking of wishful thinking, Newt Gingrich tries to convince you he can lower the price of gas by saying so.

“Independents” aren’t concerned with what the Washington conventional wisdom suggests–they care about their personal economic situation.

The desperate, transparent aim of Congressional Republicans to damage the president has collateral damage: the entire economy.

Is Congress capable of doing the basic, intro-to-civics-level functions of governing, like approving enough judges?

The superPACs are funding 91 percent of the ads in today’s Mississippi and Alabama primaries.

Another strike against workers’ rights as Michigan Gov. Snyder prevents university grad assistants from exercising the right to form a union.

Occupying Bank of America.

Firedoglake’s David Dayen digs into the foreclosure settlement: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

How does the latest extension of unemployment insurance work? A useful Q and A.

How you got stuck with the medical bills of the woman trying to kill the Affordable Care Act.

And finally in honor of one of today’s primary states, here’s Booker White playing “Aberdeen Mississippi Blues.