Nation Topics - Campaign Finance
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With the 2012 elections projected to be the priciest ever, we must rein in the billions of influence-peddling dollars flowing toward Washington.
Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens?
How the politics of the super-rich became American politics.
How can it be that the “richest Jew in the world” can buy the foreign policy of a major party’s presidential contender and “the Jews” have somehow escaped the blame?
A week full of progressive victories—SOPA, Keystone and Wisconsin recall efforts—bring great reminders about the long game of organizing.
We need a constitutional amendment to stem the flood of corporate money that’s poisoning our democracy.
Time to stop being cynical about corporate money in politics and start being angry.
Are other countries as vulnerable to the effects of money and private interests in politics as we are in the United States?
The IRS is investigating whether five wealthy donors financing political advocacy groups should be paying additional taxes on their contributions. What is this tax, and why hasn't this been enforced before?
Special interest groups poured millions of undisclosed dollars into Wisconsin's 2011 Supreme Court election. But the state's new public financing system allowed the candidates to get their message to voters without relying on contributions from lawyers who appear before them in court.
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