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Citizens United Decision

How to Defeat Citizens United and Restore America's Faith in Elections

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Future generations will look back at this election and either say that we defeated Citizens United by electing a man serious about defeating the Court's decision, or succumbed to the grip of corporations by voting against the interests of our democracy. America's democracy is in dire need of an honest man.

How Corporations Run Congress: A Talk With Ryan Grim

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Merriam-Webster's first definition of "corruption" is "impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle." Another is "a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct." Has democracy been corrupted by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision?

A Citizens United Wedding (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.

Hey Citizen, Can You Spare $1,000? How About $10 Million?

Blair Bowie | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

Candidates for the U.S. Senate this election got nearly 64 percent of the money they raised from individuals in contributions of at least $1,000 -- from just four one-hundredths of one percent of the population.

Beached Humans Protest Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

More than 1,000 people gathered on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, Calif. over the weekend, laying down in the sand to send a message. "Dump Citizens...

Dangerous, Not Foolish: The Citizens United Case

Martin Garbus | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Martin Garbus

The first paragraph of Citizens United is just arrogant, self-interested foolishness. The second is that plus something far more dangerous.

How Roberts Orchestrated Citizens United

The New Yorker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

When Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was first argued before the Supreme Court, on March 24, 2009, it seemed like a case of modest impo...

Gore Occupies, Soros Opines

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Talk is cheap. In this business you get what you pay for in blood, toil, sweat, tears, passion, idealism, activism, commitment and, yes, you better believe it, in money.

Federal Judge's "New" Misguided Decision to Overturn the Ban on Corporate Contributions

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Judge Cacheris's idea that the Citizens United decision somehow "silently" overruled the Beaumont decision upholding the constitutionality of the corporate contribution ban is meritless.

In Wake Of Citizens United, New Rules Yet To Be Devised

The Washington Post | T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A year after the Supreme Court's landmark decision easing campaign spending restrictions for corporations and interest groups, the Federal Election Co...

The Bush Legacy Strikes Out American Justice

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

This week, the US Office of Special Counsel released a long overdue report concluding that George W. Bush's White House sent officials off on electioneering trips using taxpayer money, in the lead-up to the 2006 midterm elections.

Arthur Delaney

Citizens United Supreme Court Decision: Republican Signs On To Dem Response | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats hoping to blunt the impact of a recent Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited corporate spending on campaign advertisements can now call ...

Disclose Now!

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

After Citizens United, we need to use every available avenue to hold corporations and their boards of directors accountable for their political spending.

What Are We Bid for American Justice?

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our government is not broken; it's been bought out from under us. On the right and the left and smack across the vast middle, more and more Americans doubt representative democracy can survive the corruption of money.

Citizens United: A Week Later

Adam McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam McKay

What the Supreme Court has done is nothing short of a violent coup for the corporations to seize control of our government. They have betrayed the very idea of our nation.

Obama Weekly Address VIDEO: President Blasts Supreme Court Over Citizens United Decision

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday sharply criticized a Supreme Court decision easing limits on cam...