Nation Topics - Campaign Finance
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It really is extraordinary. Bechtel is awarded the biggest reconstruction contract in Iraq without having to compete for it.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as the McCain-Feingold law, by a 5-to-4 majority, is the need for campaign finance reform over?
To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.
CLARIFICATION: In last week's editorial "Dean With a Small 'd,'" we mentioned Dick
Gephardt's refusal to sign a campaign-reform pledge. The pledge, which
strengthens public financing for future elections, is not binding for
the upcoming primaries. Gephardt claims it should be. (11-19-03)
Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in
New Mexico is on the verge of joining
those happy few states that have acted to rein in the
extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.
Campaign finance reform can succeed--but only if the pressure stays on.
Senator Corzine speaks from knowledge when he calls for regulatory reform.
In the 39 states that elect appellate judges, politicization of the
bench is growing.