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Citizens United

Election Over: Time for Progressive Dems to Face the Truth

Jeff Faux | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Faux

Whatever the demographic changes, if the Democratic Party produces another four years like the last four, it can kiss goodbye to the next election and probably several after that.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Karl Rove's 19 Justifications For GOP's Election Loss | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Republican strategist Karl Rove has a lot to answer for. After spending over $300 million to get GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney elected, an...

The Inequality Agenda: A Theme for Obama's Second Term

Ray Brescia | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ray Brescia

By presenting a vision and an agenda that seeks to lower social inequality, the president can begin to build a legacy that will pay dividends for generations, help rebuild the shattered middle class and restore the American Dream.

After $6 Billion Election Campaign, Movement to Get Money Out of Politics Starts a 'Prairie Fire'

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Whether you're president, a senator or a Congressperson, most likely you owe your office in large part to money from a relatively small number of rich people.

Time to Repeal Campaign Contribution Limits

Bruce Ledewitz | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Ledewitz

The regime of campaign finance limits has been a failure. The only part of the effort that remains -- contribution limits -- is now responsible for increasing, rather than limiting, the power of money in elections.

Election Is Mandate for Policies Grounded in Progressive American Values

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

After the most expensive election in our history, voters defeated the relentless efforts of billionaire bullies, voter-suppressing politicians, and political strategists who broke new ground with campaigns built on blatant falsehoods.

Paul Blumenthal

States Take A Stand Against Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Colorado and Montana voters overwhelmingly stated their disapproval of the campaign finance climate that emerged in the wake of the S...

The Missed Messages of Election Day

Bob Edgar | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

The campaign post-mortems -- and recriminations on the Republican side -- already are underway and some big messages sent on Election Day already are being missed.

Send It Back!

Jonathan Richards | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards



Russell Simmons | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

America is changing, the middle class and poor need support, and every politician who is not ready for this change should wake today and realize that minorities will wait in line into the early hours of the morning to vote them out of office. Forward, we go.

Election Day Dawned Clear and Bright

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

When will the public wake up to the pointlessness and waste in campaign finance? If the president can now strong-arm the Congress to pass a version of the original Simpson-Bowles plan, the election will have been a success

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Influence, But Don't Buy Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent conservative groups are going to have to come to terms with the fact that they spent more than $700 million -- 70 percent of...

Money Can't Buy Me Gov

Aemilia Scott | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Aemilia Scott

The biggest loser of this election isn't Mitt Romney. It isn't Paul Ryan, or Todd Aiken, or evangelical Christians. It's Karl Rove. Sheldon Adelson. The Koch Brothers. The people who tried and failed to use money to deliver themselves the election.

Shepard Fairey Discusses Election 2012 and the Importance of Voting (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

While he's considered making a similar poster for the 2012 election, the artist says that it would be naive to deny the realities and changes of the last four years.

What We Learned: 10 Lessons From the Campaign Brought to You by Citizens United

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

For the candidates, it's all over except for the voting, but for those of us who follow money in politics, it will take months to close the books on what will be the most expensive election in history.

Judicial Fundamentalists

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

We are one Supreme Court appointment away from the extremist Republicans' dream becoming the nation's nightmare.

And the Loser Is... We, the People

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Once the American people lose confidence in the integrity of the judicial branch, democracy itself is in jeopardy.

Money vs. Voters

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Whatever the outcome of the election on November 6, the clear loser will be political equality.

Distorted Democracy: Big Money and Secret Spending in the 2012 Elections

Blair Bowie | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Blair Bowie

While the results of next tomorrow's contests are up in the air, one thing is clear: big donors and secret spenders have been drowning out the rest of our voices for months.

A Vote for Mitt Romney, Part 2

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

... is a vote to complete the takeover of America by big corporations. Consider the old-fashioned American notion of Justice.

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaires Give Record Amount In Presidential Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half of the nation's 400 richest citizens have contributed money to help elect President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts ...

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove's $300 Million Machine | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The independent group American Crossroads, a super PAC, and Crossroads GPS, a social welfare non-profit, set a goal to raise and spend $...

A Vote for Mitt Romney...

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Mitt Romney says that corporations are people. That is legalistic, self-serving nonsense. The consequences of this nonsense are many and overwhelmingly bad.

Virginia's Wayne Powell: An Environmental Profile in Courage

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

I was impressed to hear candidate Wayne Powell (who is challenging incumbent Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for his seat in the 7th District of Virginia) speak boldly and openly about the environment. Virginia is a crucial swing state. This congressional race is certainly one to watch.

Protecting Progressive Policy Requires a Balanced Supreme Court

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

For years, conservatives have been making courts, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court, a priority on their agenda. Given the Court's 5-4 ideological divide, it's time for progressives to catch up.