Campaign Finance

Security for Sale Security for Sale

This article is adapted from Sifry and Watzman's just-published Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day.

Sep 16, 2004 / Editorial / Micah L. Sifry and Nancy Watzman

A Republican Count? A Republican Count?

About half of the largest ballot-counting corporation, Election Systems & Software (ES&S), is owned by the Omaha World-Herald Company, which publishes the city's conserva...

Jul 29, 2004 / Feature / Ronnie Dugger

The Trouble With 527s The Trouble With 527s

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

Apr 8, 2004 / Editorial / David Corn

Klayman Watch Klayman Watch

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

Mar 10, 2004 / Editorial / David Corn

Twenty Ways to Think About Bush and His Money Twenty Ways to Think About Bush and His Money

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

Feb 12, 2004 / Feature / David Corn and Micah L. Sifry

Money, Money, Money Money, Money, Money

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

Dec 18, 2003 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

The New Money Game The New Money Game

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 r...

Dec 18, 2003 / Editorial / The Editors

Target: George Soros Target: George Soros

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

Dec 11, 2003 / Column / Eric Alterman

Dean With a Small ‘d’ Dean With a Small ‘d’

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 financi...

Nov 13, 2003 / Editorial / The Editors

Billionaires for Bush Billionaires for Bush

George W.

Jul 2, 2003 / Editorial / The Editors