Citizens United

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The USA is a Kleptocracy

Suppose you’ve read the latest Forbes edition. In that case, you’ll see that the billionaires got richer over the past…

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Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to…

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Lawrence Lessig Has a “Moonshot” Plan to Halt Our Slide Toward Plutocracy

Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig, the crusader for campaign finance reform, feels that his fellow reformers don’t think big or boldly enough…

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The Creeping Expansion of Corporate Civil Rights

Last week, The Wire creator David Simon told Bill Moyers that the legal doctrine that spending money on political campaigns…

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Campaign Cash Rules Drown in the Bathtub

I’m speculating here, but as we approach year’s end, I assume that Grover Norquist hasn’t been visited by Ghosts of…

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Fighting to Rein in Dark Money

Every news cycle seems to bring another revelation of the corrupting influence of dark money on American politics. In just…

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Citizens United: McCutcheon v FEC, The Sequel

Recommended Reading: McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission (via Moyers & Company) The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in McCutcheon…

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