Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance Reform Campaign Finance Reform

We're told that this campaign reform is not The end-all of the sleaziness we've got. But it must have some worthwhile changes in it If Tom DeLay and Hastert are agin it.

Feb 21, 2002 / Column / Calvin Trillin

Real Reform Post-Enron Real Reform Post-Enron

As the House of Representatives was about to begin debating a modest campaign finance reform bill, former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay was taking the Fifth before the Senate commerce co...

Feb 14, 2002 / Editorial / The Editors

NYC Campaign Reform NYC Campaign Reform

The success of Michael Bloomberg's $69 million race for Mayor of New York against Mark Green was widely seen as a setback for campaign finance reform. But the Bloomberg campaign de...

Feb 14, 2002 / Editorial / Richard Kirsch

Post-Campaign Reform Reform Post-Campaign Reform Reform

Hurray for campaign finance reform--well, kind of.

Feb 14, 2002 / Feature / David Corn

Bush to Lay: What Was Your Name Again? Bush to Lay: What Was Your Name Again?

If you believe President Bush, Kenneth Lay--one of his top financial backers and his "good friend"--was merely an equal-opportunity corrupter of our political system, buying off ...

Jan 15, 2002 / Column / Robert Scheer

Connect the Enron Dots to Bush Connect the Enron Dots to Bush

The connections between Enron and the Bush administration run deep—and they should be investigated.

Dec 11, 2001 / Column / Robert Scheer

Friends at Court Friends at Court

The Supreme Court, in the final week of June, handed down three decisions, each of which seems to endorse a valuable social principle. In the first, involving the right...

Jun 28, 2001 / Editorial / The Editors

Independents’ Day Independents’ Day

It's fitting that the first senator to become an independent in more than thirty years hails from Vermont, the state with the most advanced independent politics in the nation. Ver...

May 31, 2001 / Editorial / Micah L. Sifry

Clean Elections at Stake Clean Elections at Stake

For government to represent the interests of average people, public officials have to be liberated from their dependence on private interests to finance their campaigns.

May 29, 2001 / Feature / Micah L. Sifry

Beyond McCain-Feingold Beyond McCain-Feingold

The Senate's passage of McCain-Feingold was welcome if only as a comeuppance to the Trent Lotts and Mitch McConnells who had arrogantly defied popular sentiment by keeping the ...

Apr 5, 2001 / Editorial / The Editors