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Entries by Jonathan Backer from 07/2012

Misleading Data on Outside Spending

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

there are no winners or losers in the outside spending race to the bottom. Everyone loses when our democracy is damaged by the outsized role of unlimited, undisclosed spending, no matter the ideology of the spender.

Fair Elections for NY: Make It There, It'll Make It Anywhere

| Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

As Lawrence Lessig says, "It is as if America ran two elections every cycle, one a money election and one a voting election. To get to the second, you need to win the first. But to win the first, you must keep that tiniest fraction of the one percent happy."