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Citizens United

Dylan Ratigan, Arianna Huffington, and Deepak Chopra Want Money Out of Politics

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Alison Rose Levy

"We are being bamboozled by lobbyists, it's time for democracy to be restored," Deepak Chopra told his guests, Arianna Huffington and Dylan Ratigan at a DeepakHomeBase (DHB) event this week.

Finally, Newt Gingrich Gets Two Things Right

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Bain Capital made Mitt Romney a much wealthier man than he already was as the heir to Daddy's fortune. But was it good for America? Hardly. Is this the American Dream? Perhaps only for the already wealthy Romney.

#Whilewewatch: A Review of the Occupy Wall Street Documentary

David Fagin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
David Fagin

When Injustice Becomes Law, resistance Becomes Duty. -- Thomas Jefferson. #Whilewewatch is not a film you walk out of saying you "like" or "dislike."...

Citizens United or Not -- We Aren't Helpless

Carl Pope | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

Congress has the power to fix our campaign finance system, Supreme Court or no. This Congress won't. But if progressives and the anti-corruption wing of the Tea Party joined forces this fall to demand it, the next Congress could. The solution lies in tax cuts.

McCain Slams Citizens United

AP | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain says the Supreme Court ruling that led to formation of super PACs was "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen." M...

Get Ready to Occupy Sundance

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
John Wellington Ennis

Occupy Sundance will be a chance to watch movies covering the range of topics that have fed the Occupy movement. Going into a pivotal election year, these are issues that can't wait to submit to Sundance next year and hope to make the cut in 2013.

Giving Voice Back to the People

Martha Coakley | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Martha Coakley

In the two years since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Citizens United v. FEC, those of us who are concerned with the growing influence of special interests and corporations in our political process have seen our worst fears realized.

How to Invest in a Better World

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Charitable donations aren't enough to keep a society functioning fully. Even in my wealthy suburban town, the painful ramifications of an anemic national and state tax base are painfully evident.

Top Five Ways to Change the World in 2012

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

As we head into 2012, I invite you to think about what you can do to shake things up, make your voice heard, and make 2012 another banner year for people power.

How Michael Moore Can Help Bring Real Political Change to America

Pearl Korn | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Our nation deserves a better government, Michael Moore, and you are one of the few people with the ability to actually help make that happen.

More Light Please

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The old guard of San Francisco politics gathered in the Latino Room of the San Francisco Main Library Sunday to bring more light into the state's political processes by kick-starting the campaign to support AB 1148, the California DISCLOSE Act. The goal of DISCLOSE is to shine a light on the real money and influence in California politics. The act is deemed necessary due to the failure of the 2010 Federal DISCLOSE Act, which would have institutionalized clean money regulations nationwide. Here in California, the bill would make changes that, among other improvements, would revamp advertisements' disclosure requirements.

Corporate Personhood Undermines Democracy

Stephen Levin | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York
Stephen Levin

In the wake of Citizens United, Americans have a choice: sit back and watch our democracy erode, or work to undo the decision and restore individual rights in the face of the false notion of "corporate personhood."

Santorum Rises Armed With Super PAC Nukes, Not Populist Wave

Brian Ross | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Brian Ross

The lack of transparency and accountability of shadow groups -- and the rivers of cash flowing into the 2012 campaign because of the cannon hole that Citizens United blew into campaign finance reform -- is staggeringly frightening.

WATCH: It's Viral!

Posted 01.10.2012 | Comedy

With opposition to Citizens United growing steadily in recent weeks, comedian Lee Camp decided to do his part to help the keep the movement cool and r...

"We the Corporations...?"

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
David M. Abromowitz

So, a corporation is a person? This from Republican candidates who claim to believe in adhering strictly to the original meaning of the Constitution?

Overturning Citizens United: A Movement Moment

Marge Baker | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Marge Baker

With Supreme Court decisions resting on broad interpretations of corporate rights, local, state, and federal bodies are passing resolutions and introducing legislation that challenge the current narrative of undue corporate political influence.

Both Sides Now: Can Blue-Collar Rick Challenge Blue-Blood Mitt?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Reagan spar after Iowa's NOTA (none-of-the-above) tie. Is Romney inevitable or insufferable?

Study Challenges Supreme Court's Image as Defender of Free Speech

The New York Times | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the conventional wisdom goes, is exceptionally supportive of free speech. L...

KEEPING MUM: Super PACs Buy Time To Shield Donor Identities

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Independent political groups backing top Republican candidates are taking advantage of federal rules that essentially let them shie...

Mike Sacks

Occupy Wall Street Makes Official Call To Amend Constitution | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Efforts to amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech gained support in two notable New York forums th...

End the Obscene Amounts of Money in Campaigns

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

By limiting incumbents to raising money in their own districts and limiting challengers to specific matching amounts maybe we would finally get to where people in a particular district actually make their own decisions on who will represent them.

Mitt, Son of Citizens United

Robert Reich | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Romney and Citizens United were made for each other. Other candidates have quietly set up Super PACs of their own, but Mitt's unique ties to the biggest money pits enable him to take unique advantage of the Court's scurrilous invitation. He personifies the 1 percent.

Sam Stein

GOP Field Sobers Up On Super PACs | Sam Stein | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

TILTON, N.H. -- The rapid rise and far-reaching impact of super PACs -- the well-financed non-party groups that helped carry former Massachusetts Gov....

McCain Slams Citizens United, Throws Romney Charge Back At Obama

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just two days after the first votes in the race to pick a Republican presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain said it's time to wrap thing...

Could Democracy Be Destroyed in the Name of Free Speech?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Let's face it -- the wealthy have always had a more powerful voice than the poor or the middle class. But corporate money has the capacity to tip the scales so far that even near balance is virtually impossible.