The newest wave of massive, secret campaign financing is being likened to the illegal corporate campaign contributions of the Watergate era. The comparison is apt, but the problem actually seems much worse today.
The same people whose recklessness caused so many everyday working class families to lose their jobs are now stoking the anger caused by their own actions and directing it toward Democrats who have brought them to account.
While celebrities are known to contribute big bucks in political support, what about your neighbors or your boss? Starting today, Huffington Post visitors have access to this information in just a few clicks.
We taxpayers are paying some people (GM executives) to tell us how we should vote for another group of people (House and Senate candidates) who will decide how our taxes will be used in the future. What's wrong with this picture?
The congressional midterm elections are less than 100 days away, and our political elites are debating whether we need more government intervention in the economy or less government and less regulated market activity.
The tough questions deservedly piled on BP's CEO at today's hearing will ring hollow if committee members don't also ask this tough question of themselves: Whose interests are they serving? The public's or Big Oil's?
With our nation facing critical problems -- an economy still in distress, an uncertain energy future, and an unregulated Wall Street -- we should not wait one minute longer to end the debilitating campaign money chase.
There is a persistent and pernicious myth that maintains that "Jewish money" is the determinant factor shaping all aspects of U.S. Middle East policy. And with Netanyahu's upcoming visit to the U.S., that myth is now front and center.
If you don't like the ingredients listed on the cereal box, you can buy something else. With private health insurance, you and your medical record essentially lock you into the company that provides your policy.
After years of fighting off oil industry regulations that might have prevented the disaster in the gulf coast, now BP is fighting off financial industry regulations that might have prevented the economic collapse we're all still suffering through.