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The overwhelming number of Supreme Court cases cited by Justice Anthony Kennedy in his decision were intended to protect the unique First Amendment rights of media outlets, not all corporations. 

In recent primaries, winners clinched nominations by spending big.

What if campaign finance reform took a page from baseball's playbook?

Republicans are trying to roll back the clock on campaign finance limits. Haven't they been paying attention?

By equating money with free speech, is the Supreme Court defending the right of the rich to steal elections?

Hillary Clinton's touting her expertise over Obama--but is experience at political attack, mega-fundraising and cronyism really all that desirable?

Political reporters are fixated on the candidates' endless money chase and the expected flood of corporate funds into shadow campaigns. But they have forgotten why we care.

The men behind the money that made Bush now want to claim the Clinton campaign. Is someone cooking the books at Hillary Inc.?

Giuliani's conservative kingmaker knows all about the ugly side of Third World debt. He invented it.

A closer look at the Texas energy interests fueling the former New York mayor's presidential campaign.

Blogs

It seems to have gone off the map entirely. 

April 15, 2014

As right-wingers highlight GOP presidential prospects in New Hampshire, the independent senator draws a packed house and standing ovations for the progressive alternative.

April 11, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the McCutcheon ruling.

April 8, 2014

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is a conservative backer of fair elections. Big Money wants him out of the House.

April 7, 2014

An excerpt from When Hollywood Turned Left, Greg Mitchell’s new e-book about the first modern campaign to secretly raise massive amounts of money.

April 6, 2014

The struggle for genuine reform is in the noblest traditions of this magazine.

April 5, 2014

The Supreme Court may want more money in politics, but the American people do not. Wisconsin towns, villages and cities overwhelmingly back a call to amend big money out of politics.

April 3, 2014

By striking down limits on aggregate campaign donations, the Supreme Court just supercharged the influence and reach of wealthy campaign donors.

April 2, 2014

Christie joins Bush, Walker and Kasich at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Las Vegas bash.

March 30, 2014

The billionaire casino magnate is wondering on whom to place his bets.

March 25, 2014