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Citizen United

The Tortuous, Corrupted Logic of the Last Supreme Court Ruling on Finance

Carl Pope | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

The shard of hope that remains for democracy as most Americans --- and the Founders -- understood it, is that the vote was a divided 5-4, and enjoys not even a smidgeon of public legitimacy.

Listeners Are Entitled to Know by Whom They Are Being Persuaded

Meredith McGehee | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Meredith McGehee

The torrent of unidentifiable, but generously funded spending on our elections unleashed by Citizens United decision is destined to grow in 2014 and beyond.

Aaron Sankin

Are The Koch Brothers Buying California's Election?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.06.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- After a bitterly partisan legal fight, an Arizona-based nonprofit that contributed $11 million to a California pro-business group fig...

Identity Theft in the Matrix

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Sure, we still have the right to vote. But the choices we are offered are usually determined by a political establishment mostly dominated by corporate money and a vast apparatus of election consultants, public relations hacks and lobbyists.