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The power brokers of both parties are already busy trying to shut down debate and shut out alternatives for 2016.

Amy Meyer

So-called "Ag-Gag" laws reveal the lengths to which the agriculture industry will go to keep their business practices secret.

Campaign finance reform can succeed--but only if the pressure stays on.

Bill Clinton is moving to install Terry McAuliffe as the head of the DNC, a cynical move in this day of pay-to-play politics.


A previously unknown “secret bank” funds massive projects to overturn Obamacare, mangle Social Security and advance austerity.

September 12, 2013

General Electric gave $1 million to the pro-austerity group Fix the Debt last year.

August 21, 2013

Sixteen states have called for a constitutional amendment, as have 500 communities. And a lot of the reformers are Republicans.

July 5, 2013

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

June 11, 2013

The exiting conservative congresswoman won Minnesota elections because of big money she got from Texas, California and Florida. That’s the real challenge facing the GOP and American politics.

May 29, 2013

We need to ask ourselves what these tales in political corruption are teaching us to believe.

February 21, 2013

Corporate lobbyists are at the helm of almost every large pro-Romney Super PAC and 501(c) group, channeling business cash into ads, and potentially, a lucrative career after the election. 

October 10, 2012

The president’s support for an amendment the constitution to overturn Citizens United is a big deal. But will he use Charlotte to position as the 2012 race’s real reformer?

September 3, 2012

Ads that lie about Democrats will be the product of recent major donations to Mitt Romney, brought to us by billionares and Wall Street.

June 15, 2012

Karl Rove and the Koch brothers want to promote falsehoods about Obama’s policies. 

April 20, 2012