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Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance news and analysis from The Nation


  • September 25, 2000

    First Amendment for the Rich?

    At stake is whether the twenty-first-century First Amendment will be a protector of the powerful or a resource for the weak and disfranchised.

    Burt Neuborne

  • August 10, 2000

    Money Talks

    In this gilded-age election, big money is speaking louder than ever. And voters and large contributors to both parties agree that when money talks, politicians listen.

    Robert L. Borosage and Celinda Lake

  • July 27, 2000

    In the Eighth Circle of Thieves

    The power and sovereignty of corporations is an enormous humiliation to a society of free people.

    E.L. Doctorow

  • July 27, 2000

    Paying to Party

    It's no secret that the national conventions are no longer dramatic arenas in which the parties decide their presidential nominees or, for that matter, anything else of much importance.

    David Enrich

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  • May 3, 2000

    Gore’s Oil Money

    Research assistance was provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

    Ken Silverstein

  • February 16, 2000

    A Tale of Two Reformers

    This presidential election--so far--is the tale of two establishments, one that held firm, one that started to crack and moved fast to hang tight.

    David Corn

  • February 10, 2000

    The McCain Insurgency

    Every presidential contest in the past two decades has produced something of a quasi populist--a mad-as-hell candidate of the left, right or center who runs against the establishment in Washingto

    David Corn

  • January 20, 2000

    If Politics Got Real…

    If politics got real, the debate on campaign finance reform would focus on how ordinary citizens can acquire a measure of power in America's money-drenched democracy.

    William Greider

  • January 20, 2000

    Our Virtual Primaries

    As the first voting of the 2000 presidential election approaches, in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, public disinterest is palpable.

    Jonathan Schell

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