This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.
About half of the largest ballot-counting corporation, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), is owned by the Omaha World-Herald Company, which publishes the city's conservative daily newspa
What should be done about 527s--those new organizations used
primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold
legislation passed in 2002?
A conservative provocateur turned Senate candidate may have tried to skirt campaign finance rules.
While the Democratic presidential candidates were bickering among themselves over accepting campaign contributions from lobbyists, a far more significant political development occurred: George W.
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)