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Voting

Conservatives are pouring big money into these contests to get a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.

A former FCC commissioner points out that the agency can simply enforce a campaign finance disclosure requirement that’s already on the books.

Americans for Prosperity rally

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

The depressing defeat of the recall suggests that “money power” cannot be easily thwarted, even by determined “people power.”

Dollar bills

A web of right-wing groups bankrolled by billionaires dominates our politics. Our media shouldn’t let them remain in the shadows.

Ballot

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

Mitt Romney

With the 2012 elections projected to be the priciest ever, we must rein in the billions of influence-peddling dollars flowing toward Washington.

Liliana Segura on Obama's immigration policy, D.D. Guttenplan and Maria Margaronis on the UK's faltering Liberal Democrats, and Frank Askin on electoral reform in New Jersey.

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

Blogs

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones beats the bankers, the lobbyists and the neocons.

May 6, 2014

When Super PAC contributions and dark money are taken into account, David and Charles Koch spent over $412 million during the last election cycle. 

March 7, 2014

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013

WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: It is up to the American people to insist that corporations are not people, money is not speech and elections are not up for sale.

September 26, 2013

Data drive a money-and-media election complex that is rapidly turning American democracy into an American Dollarocracy, where election campaigns are long on technical savvy but short, very short, on vision.

June 11, 2013

Art Pope and his cash are responsible for the state’s recent rise in repressive politics.

June 11, 2013

A column arguing that a liberal foundation outspent the Koch brothers disproves its own assertion in a disclaimer—which conveniently gets forgotten when the initial claim is repeated.

March 28, 2013

The man who owes his GOP nomination to billionaires and Super PACs wants to prevent teachers from pooling small donations to have a voice in politics.

September 26, 2012

Mitt’s policy plans enjoy impunity for their sheer lack of believability.

August 7, 2012

Republicans are supposedly trying to win over Jewish voters. They know that won’t happen. It’s all about evangelicals, and Florida. 

July 30, 2012