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Election Funding

An Obscenity: The $2 Billion Presidential Race

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There has to be a better way to run for president and clearly a better way to spend $2 billion.

Too Much of a Bad Thing May Be Good

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Why would either Adelson or Gingrich risk the kind of negative fallout their arrangement rightly arouses? Gingrich, for his part, has little to lose, lagging well behind Romney and Santorum for the Republican nomination and desperate for anything that might resurrect his fading prospects.

Recovering Democracy After Citizens United

Rep. Chellie Pingree | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Chellie Pingree

It's crazy that the Constitution has to be amended to clarify what for the majority of Americans is a clear and true statement: corporations are not people. But that's where we find ourselves today.

Lessons I've Learned From Maine Clean Elections

Andy O'Brien | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy O'Brien

Money may talk, but it shouldn't buy our democracy and here in Maine, we have proven that there's a better way.

How to Turn Election Year Into Election Life

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's clear enough -- or should be by now -- that the electoral process has been occupied by the 1%. They are making money off, and electing a president via, you. Which means that you -- that all of us -- are occupied, too.

Republican Funding Surge Provides Crucial Advantage

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fueled by a surge of outside money, Republicans have begun gunning for Democratic House seats once considered safe and beyond GOP reach -- a drive tha...

Forget Campaign Finance, Let's Have Free Elections

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Samuels

The Supreme Court has ruled that money is a form of speech, and corporations are people; however, all is not lost, and the future might hold out the possibility for truly free and open elections.

Abolish the Senate, Starting With Some Whittling

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Elected officials should never be allowed to become such monolithic entities, unaccountable to their constituents. It's time to eliminate the Senate, to update the constitution.