Campaign Finance

Rudy’s Bird of Prey Rudy’s Bird of Prey

Giuliani's conservative kingmaker knows all about the ugly side of Third World debt. He invented it.

Oct 11, 2007 / Feature / Ari Berman

Rudy’s Dirty Money Rudy’s Dirty Money

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

Oct 11, 2007 / Feature / Ari Berman

Politics Watchdog Follows the Money Online Politics Watchdog Follows the Money Online

MAPlight.org, a Berkeley-based online watchdog, is breaking ground by using technology to track how political contributions shape legislation.

Jun 11, 2007 / Feature / Joan Hamilton

Making Elections Fair Making Elections Fair

The modern campaign finance system is broken. Congress should pass laws that will fix it.

Apr 18, 2007 / Editorial / Ari Berman

The Millionaires’ Primary The Millionaires’ Primary

As America embarks on the longest, most costly presidential race in history, Russ Feingold is asking Congress to apply the brakes.

Mar 12, 2007 / Feature / Ari Melber

Rich’s Stealth Campaign Rich’s Stealth Campaign

Howard Rich is pouring big money into leveraging our electoral system to serve his libertarian agenda.

Oct 19, 2006 / Editorial / Peter Schrag

Spreading the Dough Spreading the Dough

How can the left build a new majority? EMILY's List has a big piece of the answer.

Oct 12, 2005 / Feature / Ruth Conniff

Time to Fix the System Time to Fix the System

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 mis...

Oct 6, 2005 / Editorial / The Editors

The Myth of Small-Donor Clout The Myth of Small-Donor Clout

Contrary to popular opinion, large donors dominated fund-raising even more than usual in the 2004 election cycle.

Jun 9, 2005 / Feature / Nick Nyhart

Money for Nothing Money for Nothing

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 ca...

Nov 24, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Eric Alterman

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