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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?

Hillary Clinton's touting her expertise over Obama--but is experience at political attack, mega-fundraising and cronyism really all that desirable?

Political reporters are fixated on the candidates' endless money chase and the expected flood of corporate funds into shadow campaigns. But they have forgotten why we care.

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

Giuliani's conservative kingmaker knows all about the ugly side of Third World debt. He invented it.

A closer look at the Texas energy interests fueling the former New York mayor's presidential campaign.

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Low turnout and a lot of last-minute spending by outside groups were critical factors. And Democrats need to understand that’s the 2014 reality.

March 11, 2014

The stage is set for New York to ignite a nationwide movement rolling back some of the catastrophic consequences of Citizens United and (likely) McCutcheon

March 11, 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

An agenda of constitutional amendments, structural changes and referendum votes for raises and rights.

January 1, 2014

Not quite.

December 3, 2013

Could a debate over campaign finance breathe new life into Lhota's bid for NYC mayor?

October 25, 2013

It was early, but for a moment I thought I was reading something important in an ad in The New York Times. Someone was paying attention to our nation's teetering imbalance! (Not.)

October 25, 2013

The effects of unlimited and opaque influx of money into institutions of political power have been insidious and widespread, tearing at the foundation of the political system like an insurgency of termites.

October 11, 2013

McConnell will ask the Supreme Court to scrap campaign contribution limits today in the McCutcheon v. FEC case—if they agree, it will be a massive setback to campaign finance reform.

October 8, 2013

A Supreme Court case about campaign contribution limits could also deal a blow to other good government laws.

October 7, 2013