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The good news is that things have gotten so bad, almost everyone agrees we need to make big changes.

MoneyOut/Voters In Day

We all know the damage done by corporate money in politics. On January 19, we have the opportunity to do something about it.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

Voting

From Senate races to state and city referendums, Americans made clear they wanted to limit the corrupting power of corporate money.

Barack Obama

In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.

Buck McKeon

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

Since Citizens United, corporations and foreign entities can spend unlimited undisclosed funds on elections. Here's what it looks like.

Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election

Thanks to Citizens United, US and foreign corporations can secretly spend millions on political campaigns under the cover of trade associations.

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

Dollar bills

A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.

Blogs

A Supreme Court case about campaign contribution limits could also deal a blow to other good government laws.

October 7, 2013

Sarah Palin’s main political adviser used a dark-money group to finance undisclosed campaign ads last year, new documents show. 

September 26, 2013

WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: It is up to the American people to insist that corporations are not people, money is not speech and elections are not up for sale.

September 26, 2013

WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: Money in politics not only corrodes policy; it has a pernicious impact on how citizens view and participate in their government.

September 19, 2013

A previously unknown “secret bank” funds massive projects to overturn Obamacare, mangle Social Security and advance austerity.

September 12, 2013

He knows how to use public posts to check and balance the money power. But Spitzer’s dismissal of public financing of campaigns makes for an unsettling comeback.

July 8, 2013

Sixteen states have called for a constitutional amendment, as have 500 communities. And a lot of the reformers are Republicans.

July 5, 2013

Eric on the underappreciated Woody Shaw, and Reed on the legacy of Dodd-Frank.

June 14, 2013

The US’s second-largest city joins the national call for a constitutional amendment.

May 23, 2013

Karl Rove was at war with grassroots conservatives a few months ago. Now he’s defending them. Why?

May 17, 2013