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New Tax Documents Show How Secret Money Infects Campaigns on Both Sides

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 11.26.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

New tax documents released last week confirm what we've known for years: sophisticated political operatives on the right and the left continue to use phony social welfare organizations to pump tens of millions of anonymous dollars into our elections.

ACL Weekend 2 In Review

Madonna Matta | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Madonna Matta

This was my first time going and I had a blast. I got to see my friends from all over the states, who I usually don't get to see without Skype, and got lost in the music. ACL, you won me over and I can't wait until next year.

Harry Reid Joins Call For Obama To Take Action On Dark Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers, joined for the first time by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), have a message for President Barack Obam...

SEC Turns Disclosure into a Game of 'Where's Waldo?'

Barbara Roper | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Barbara Roper

When it comes to investor protection, ensuring that investors have easy access to clear disclosure information is, quite literally, the least regulators can do. But these days even that seems to be a step too far for the folks at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

45 Ways The U.S. Could Make Government More Open, If It Tried

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.27.2015 | Technology

Trying to sell a polarized, mistrustful public on a plan to make the federal government more open, collaborative and participatory is a brutal challen...

Next SEC Commissioners Should Support Political Spending Disclosure Rule

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

For investors who wish to assess the kinds of risk associated with their companies' political spending, Citizens United made corporate accountability and transparency even more essential.

UK Think Tanks Reveal Who Funds Them as Sector Embraces Transparency

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.08.2015 | World
Till Bruckner

At least nine major British think tanks will disclose who funds their research and advocacy over the coming month, marking a systemic shift towards greater financial transparency across the entire UK policy research scene.

Facing Ted Cruz and the Tea Party: Taming of the Conspiracy Theories

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Political action committees that are masquerading as social welfare nonprofits deprive voters of the information they need about who is trying to influence elections, and to whom their elected officials owe political favors.

WATCH: Sam Smith And Disclosure Are Finally Back With A New Track

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

  Three years after the release of their mega-hit collaboration “Latch,” electronic duo Disclosure and singer Sam Smith hav...

CERES: Mobilizing Business and Investors for Climate Protection

John J. Berger | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
John J. Berger

Based on the bad actors, sometimes it's tempting to assume all large multinational corporations are unconcerned about their environmental impacts. The reality is far more nuanced.

Clinton Foundation Must Stop Hiding Behind Dark Money Groups

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

The Clinton Foundation claims that it's committed to transparency - but clearly, it's not.

Mental Illness and Identity: Would I Shed My Bipolar Disorder Skin?

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Miles McCarter

Lately I have been asking myself: What would I do if I could shed myself of my bipolar disorder? Is it part of the core of my identity, even if it is ...

Focusing Corporate Sustainability Ratings on What Matters

Jean Rogers | Posted 06.28.2015 | Money
Jean Rogers

Investors need strong signals on sustainability performance--signals that cut through the noise. Toward this end, corporate sustainability ratings must focus on what really matters, not just quantity of corporate ESG disclosure, but quality and materiality.

Paul Blumenthal

The Chamber Of Commerce Is Fighting Fiercely To Stop The Scourge Of Corporate Transparency | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This spring, shareholders in more than 100 companies will introduce resolutions calling for greater disclosure of corporations' politica...

Paul Blumenthal

Montana Republicans And Democrats Unite To Ban Dark Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Montana legislature passed sweeping campaign finance legislation on Wednesday that will require the disclosure of all donors to any ...

Hillary's Right to Privacy: Another Needed Debate About Clinton's Backchannel Emails

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

With the 2016 presidential race off and running, the growing controversy over Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's prohibited use of a private email account and server to conduct her official business as Secretary of State is certainly not going away soon.

Why Autism Is Not a Secret in Our Family

Mary Hickey | Posted 05.30.2015 | Parents
Mary Hickey

I am the mother of four children, three of whom have autism spectrum disorders. I have had to look three little boys in the eye and share their diagnosis with them.

Nobody Wants Sewer Money Stinking up Congress... Except Congress

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Washington's long streak of bad decision-making often comes down to big money's influence in our political system. Our representatives are fettered to well-heeled special interest groups who help fund their campaigns in America's pricey elections.

Mr. President, It's Our Moment of Truth

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

From the heartlands of America to our city centers, there are too many folks who don't believe our system works. When citizens are under-served by their leaders, an apathy is fostered that enables corruption and prevents accountability.

Hillary President? The Elephant in the Room...Bill

Georges Ugeux | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Sorry, Mr. President, for calling you an elephant, although it is a very intelligent animal, as you well know.

Paul Blumenthal

Here's Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years after the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United altered the landscape for money in politics, Congress has done not...

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

The Broken Promises of Citizens United

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans: The Legends Return

Stephen Grant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment
Stephen Grant

Our favorite voices of the '90s return with albums to remind us that soul still lives in R&B music.

A Call to Arms

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Never has the foundational constitutional principle of one person, one vote been so undermined by a Supreme Court majority that apparently believes money is king.