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What should be done about 527s--those new organizations used
primarily by Democrats (so far) to skirt the McCain-Feingold
legislation passed in 2002?

A conservative provocateur turned Senate candidate may have tried to skirt campaign finance rules.

While the Democratic presidential candidates were bickering among themselves over accepting campaign contributions from lobbyists, a far more significant political development occurred: George W.

It really is extraordinary. Bechtel is awarded the biggest reconstruction contract in Iraq without having to compete for it.

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), better known as the McCain-Feingold law, by a 5-to-4 majority, is the need for campaign finance reform over?

To declare oneself an unapologetic liberal in mainstream political debate these days is to invite abuse.

CLARIFICATION: In last week's editorial "Dean With a Small 'd,'" we mentioned Dick
Gephardt's refusal to sign a campaign-reform pledge. The pledge, which
strengthens public financing for future elections, is not binding for
the upcoming primaries. Gephardt claims it should be. (11-19-03)

Nothing deepens your cynicism quicker than the power of money in
American politics.

New Mexico is on the verge of joining
those happy few states that have acted to rein in the
extreme influence of corporate money on US politics.

Blogs

Why isn't the administration interested in better enforcement of campaign finance laws?

January 12, 2012

Two new studies offer detailed looks into the top 1 percent, their beliefs and how they participate in the political process.

December 15, 2011

When our nation arrives at a level of corruption we cannot bear, we shouldn’t.

November 10, 2011

A very specific and concrete proposal has caught on like wildfire in Occupy encampments across the nation: Amend the Constitution to end corporate personhood.

October 28, 2011

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Seemingly innocuous political advertisements running in Nebraska may dramatically change the campaign finance landscape.  

October 13, 2011

 A new report blasting the phenomenon of secret, unlimited political contributions has some unusual supporters. 

September 28, 2011

AT&T gave Governor Perry huge campaign contributions and bought hundreds of copies of his book. Now, he thinks the government should go easy on AT&T’s merger request. Go figure.

September 1, 2011

Instead, of making a comeback bid for office, Russ Finegold will be organizing and campaign as a citizen with much to say about foreign policy and the need for sweeping reform of our politics.

August 19, 2011

Some conservatives have disapprovingly noted Rick Perry’s penchant for sharing government funds with campaign contributors. 

August 18, 2011