"What we are seeing is a dagger directed at the heart of our democracy, with this money," says The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel of the ongoing influx of corporate cash in elections this fall. She notes that this has been a $5 billion—with a B—election, with $1 billion spent just on the House, and no matter what Karl Rove tries to say, most of that money’s coming from the right.

Vanden Heuvel and Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker join Laura Flanders in studio to explain how we came to our money-flooded electoral system and how we can counter the corrupting influence of cash on our democracy. Is there a way to save the 2010 elections?

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