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

Can left-leaning Jews coalesce into a lobby to offset the influence of AIPAC?

When Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is every lobbyist's best friend, is economic reform possible?

American Jews are liberals and support Democrats. Why, then, do Jewish
organizations, supported by contributions of liberal Jews, strategize
with Republicans on how to smear these same Democrats?

The Justice Department meddled in a case against Jack Abramoff in Guam
in 2002; last week, Bush nominated the current Abramoff prosecutor to
the federal bench. Can the DOJ credibly continue this investigation?

Leaders of the Christian right are paying the price as evidence mounts
of their complicity in a sordid GOP gambling-industry scheme.

Scandals abound in the smoking remains of the Alexander Strategy
Group.

The House Ethics Committee has been defunct for a year: If now is not
the time for both parties to get serious on Congressional ethics, when
will it be?

For a long time on Capitol Hill, no one was interested in lobbying reform. Now everybody wants to get in on the act.

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North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones beats the bankers, the lobbyists and the neocons.

May 7, 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

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013

WRITING CONTEST FINALIST: It is up to the American people to insist that corporations are not people, money is not speech and elections are not up for sale.

September 26, 2013

Data drive a money-and-media election complex that is rapidly turning American democracy into an American Dollarocracy, where election campaigns are long on technical savvy but short, very short, on vision.

June 11, 2013

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

June 11, 2013

A column arguing that a liberal foundation outspent the Koch brothers disproves its own assertion in a disclaimer—which conveniently gets forgotten when the initial claim is repeated.

March 28, 2013

The man who owes his GOP nomination to billionaires and Super PACs wants to prevent teachers from pooling small donations to have a voice in politics.

September 26, 2012

Mitt’s policy plans enjoy impunity for their sheer lack of believability.

August 7, 2012

Republicans are supposedly trying to win over Jewish voters. They know that won’t happen. It’s all about evangelicals, and Florida. 

July 31, 2012