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Questions for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.: What are the
rights of an individual before the law? Are these rights any
different from what Alito views as the rights of a corporation?

Corporate power and money control our lives and our
politics as never before. As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for Harriet Miers's
nomination hearings, here are ten legal questions worth pondering about
corporations, individuals and the law.

As corporations consolidate, they grab power from the
public. Here are seven modest proposals to give power back to the
public and avoid another Enron.

The affluent mask of the United States has been torn away by the storm, exposing a nation that has become progressively poorer under the leadership of the party of Big Business.

The recent conflict over what America eats is an example of how in Bush's America corporate interests trump public health.

Contrary to popular opinion, large donors dominated
fund-raising even more than usual in the 2004 election cycle.

The mask of corporate America

Friends of predatory lenders stay in the minority, while foes move toward the majority.

It's what corporations want, not the public.

Two investigative bombs with long fuses are sizzling under Tom DeLay, America's Machiavelli of gerrymandering and shakedown fundraising.

Blogs

Republicans, meet your real master. Over 60 percent of Grover Norquist’s budget comes from just two billionaire-backed nonprofits. 

November 27, 2012

Why aren’t the candidates asked about corruption or the influence of big money? Maybe it’s because the men running the debates are lobbyists. 

October 22, 2012

Coal companies are using a number of tactics to help boost Mitt Romney's chances this November. 

October 9, 2012

A sweeping new “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement is being negotiated in or name but without our informed consent. Obama should remove the cloak of secrecy.

September 9, 2012

Members are taking money from the bank once again, as memory of the “fail whale” recedes.

August 24, 2012

A company that supports hate runs the risk of being told that it’s not welcome.

July 31, 2012

After spending untold amounts of money battling the creation of the bureau, Capital One finds itself the first victim. 

July 18, 2012

By striking down a century-old Montana anti-corruption law, a narrow High Court majority has removed barriers to the buying of state and local elections by multinational corporations.

June 25, 2012

Corporate profits rose to a record $1.97 trillion in the third quarter of 2011. Corporate income tax payments did not. But it's not a matter of “Honey, I Shrunk Corporate Tax.”

January 6, 2012

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011