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Are other countries as vulnerable to the effects of money and private interests in politics as we are in the United States?

Did the Tea Party set the agenda for last night's elections? Is the Blue Dog coalition done for? Nation contributors Richard Kim, John Nichols and Laura Flanders explain.

Moderates are no longer welcome in the GOP—and Democrats shouldn't try to compromise with what the party's become.

With a severely dysfunctional election system overly dependent on private cash, the control of the entire House could be in the hands of a few Democrats in safe seats.

This election season, we are witnessing an assault on democracy by multinational corporations that, freed by the Citizens United ruling, are out to get the best government money can buy.

The overwhelming number of Supreme Court cases cited by Justice Anthony Kennedy in his decision were intended to protect the unique First Amendment rights of media outlets, not all corporations. 

In recent primaries, winners clinched nominations by spending big.

What if campaign finance reform took a page from baseball's playbook?

Republicans are trying to roll back the clock on campaign finance limits. Haven't they been paying attention?

By equating money with free speech, is the Supreme Court defending the right of the rich to steal elections?

Blogs

The Kochs adore Walker, but there’s a problem. He polls poorly against Clinton—even in his home state.

April 21, 2015

The Democratic front-runner would be wise to go all in for this necessary reform.

April 14, 2015

Progressive groups are hoping to decouple Democrats from Wall Street by pushing a pledge to give up Wall Street donations.

April 9, 2015

As Republicans beg for the favor of the oligarchs, the Vermont Senator challenges billionaire politics.

January 24, 2015

On the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, there’s little chance of reform in Congress. Outside the Beltway is another story.

January 21, 2015

In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 

November 10, 2014

Bernie Sanders is right: 2014 shows how big money and broken media “deflect attention from the real issues.”

November 7, 2014

Forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle.

October 31, 2014

The US Chamber of Commerce is poised to spend more than any other dark-money group during the midterms.

October 29, 2014