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"Follow The Money"--Trump, Repealing The "Johnson Amendment," And Citizens United

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Viewers of Donald Trump's coming out party for his apparent "forced choice" vice presidential running mate, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, might rightly wonder why he spent almost as much time holding forth on the evils of something he called the "Johnson Amendment" than he did on the virtues of Mike Pence.

On Campaign Finance, Republicans and Democrats Could Not Be Further Apart

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― Donald Trump may have fought his way to the Republican presidential nomination attacking his own party’s donor class, but the 2016 Rep...

Searching For Solutions

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

As long as the privileged aren't confronted with crime, poverty, economic deprivation or racism, it's far too easy to wash their hands of a responsibility all Americans should share, a more just society.

Hillary Clinton Pledges Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United In Her First 30 Days

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton announced on Saturday that she would introduce a constitutional amendment within the first 30 days of her presidency to overturn the S...

Donor Behind $1 Million Dark Money Super PAC Contribution Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Two of the biggest dark money contributions made to super PACs in past year have been either revealed or returned, according to filings...

Super PAC And Dark Money Spending Already Tops $100 Million In Fight For Senate Control

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Super PACs and nonprofit groups aligned with Republicans may be shying away from supporting Donald Trump, their controversial presumpti...

A Movement That Can Transform The World

Ben Cohen  | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Bernie's campaign was never about one person, it was never about winning one election, it was about sparking a political revolution and toppling the status-quo. That's why it is critical to continue Bernie's fight.

This Could Be The Beginning Of The End For Super PACs

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The super PAC money swamping the American election system is generally, and rightly, blamed on the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ru...

Broken American Institutions At 240. But How About A New American Republic At 250?

Tad Daley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Tad Daley

Perhaps the time has come to launch a modern 21st century conversation, ten years long, about our election procedures, our governing mechanisms, and the 18th century constitutional structures bequeathed to us by our founders.

Billionaire Trump Claims Steelworker Status

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump stomped into my backyard just days before July 4 and claimed to be a steelworker.

Ferrari Rides, Rolexes, And Designer Clothes, Just The Perks of being an elected official

Ben Cohen  | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Besides Ferrari rides and a ton of high-end golf attire, Bob McDonnell scored a custom monogrammed Rolex that spelled out his job title at the time, "71st Governor of Virginia," which was either a futile reminder or a grim joke.

Supreme Court Spares Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell From Prison

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday gave former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) the reprieve of his life -- reversing his multiple convictions f...

It's The Supreme Court, Stupid

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Those who have studied the role of the Supreme Court in American life understand above all this November's election is about who will nominate and confirm the next Justices.

Big Win for Democracy in New York

Rio Tazewell | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Rio Tazewell

Today the people of New York scored a significant victory for democracy in the United States by officially becoming the 17th state on record in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn disastrous Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United.

The Grand Canyon Meets the Koch Brothers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Those who are against a permanent ban on uranium mining at the Grand Canyon gateway make up an unsavory stew.

Modern Elections Are Corruption, Sen. Al Franken Argues

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Elections have become just another form of corruption in the six years since the Supreme Court legalized unlimited corporate spending o...

Why Bernie has already won

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

Regardless of who you supported for the nomination, and regardless of party affiliation, everyone should be grateful to Senator Sanders for embodying what real campaign finance reform looks like.

Democracy in Decline: An Interview with Philip Kotler

FIXCapitalism | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
FIXCapitalism

by Christian Sarkar Philip Kotler is the S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Northwestern University Kellogg...

AMERICA MUST NOT LOSE!

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Don C. Reed

AMERICA MUST NOT LOSE By Don C. Reed With her overwhelming victory in California, Hillary Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination. She has mor...

'A More Perfect Union' Is at Hand if We Unite the Party behind Hillary Clinton

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

History is made! Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman to be the nominee of a major political Party in the United States. We have the opportunity ...

Democracy Spring Heralds the end of Money in Politics

Adam Greenberg | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Adam Greenberg

Last month, I was arrested at the US Capitol, along with more than 1300 other Americans in the largest civil disobedience action of the century.

THE "TACTIC" OF FIGHTING WITH JUDGES

Joel Cohen | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics
Joel Cohen

When President Obama famously attacked the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United in his 2010 State of the Union, he attacked the Court's majori...

Chevron CEO To His Board: Our Ecuador Problem Just Won't Go Away

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2016 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

[Of course, we don't have access to Chevron's internal communications. But if we did, this "memo" is what we imagine we might see. It's hard to peek i...

The Great Middle Class Awakening and Its Torchbearer

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

But Smith is not a polemicist. He uses the reporter's tools, honed over decades in Moscow and Washington and on big stories, like the civil rights movement and the fall of the Soviet Union, to make his points against the assault on the middle class.

The Day American Democracy Died (January 21, 2010)

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2016 | Politics
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

The government of the people, by the people, and for the people, has perished. Democracy was terminally ill for a long time and just lingering on life support.