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We are entering the 2012 election season in a post–Citizen’s United world, with the structures that once protected people’s voices from being drowned out by the far louder din of corporate interests newly dismantled. Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel went on Equal Time with Martha Burk on PRX Radio this weekend for a discussion on what virtually unchecked corporate power looks like, and the effort emerging from some local governments around the country to seize their democratic processes back.

—Zoë Schlanger