MAPlight.org, a Berkeley-based online watchdog, is breaking ground by using technology to track how political contributions shape legislation.
The modern campaign finance system is broken. Congress should pass laws that will fix it.
As America embarks on the longest, most costly presidential race in history, Russ Feingold is asking Congress to apply the brakes.
Howard Rich is pouring big money into leveraging our electoral system to
serve his libertarian agenda.
How can the left build a new majority? EMILY's List has a big piece
of the answer.
Tom DeLay's indictments open the door for Congress to overhaul current
lobbying laws and fix the broken system of campaign finance,
redistricting and electoral laws that foster misconduct on both sides
of the aisle.
Contrary to popular opinion, large donors dominated
fund-raising even more than usual in the 2004 election cycle.
To hear conservatives describe it, the only video appearances that hurt John Kerry more than that of Osama bin Laden were those of Hollywood celebrities, who united behind his candidacy as never
This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.
About half of the largest ballot-counting corporation, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), is owned by the Omaha World-Herald Company, which publishes the city's conservative daily newspa