For the last six weeks, my inbox has been jammed with "urgent" messages from various congressional candidates and progressive organizations. They use a number of tricks to get you to open the email.
Ultra-wealthy individuals are investing in American elections because it is a way to shape public opinion and control public policy. They are doing so through direct electoral advocacy, super-PACS that run ads on their behalf, and non-profit organizations that mobilize voters and push distinctive points of view.
The court claimed it struck down rules only on outside expenditures because of their supposed independent nature. That assumption, to borrow a phrase from the era that gave rise to our campaign finance system, is no longer operative.
The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it.
The changes needed to meet the challenge of climate change are great, so it is natural that there is resistance. But Koch money be damned: There is no force greater in this world than the rising sea, unless it is the human spirit.
Gary Peters is the only candidate who understands how important our response to climate change and our embrace of clean energy will be for Michigan.
We have a great message going into these final four weeks. What national Democrats need to do is tell the story about the big money spent by the Kochs to further their awful anti-American agenda, so that we give this election a narrative that fires up our base and discourages Republicans.
If you are an Iowan who likes dirty air, dirty water and unlimited quantities of harmful pollution, you are in luck. There is a Senate candidate in your home state who you are going to love: Joni Ernst. Luckily for Iowa voters, there is another candidate who is Running Clean.
Patriotism is a complex notion. Liberty and justice for all is a hollow slogan to the descendants of slavery, who are still disproportionately in literal or economic shackles, suffering from the ongoing repression of systemic racism.
It's becoming increasingly apparent some new Koch Brothers are on the loose in Washington, lavishing money on liberals and conservatives alike. Like the Brothers K, they got rich on filthy fossil fuel revenues, and are using their booty to buy up think tanks, lobbyists and the best law firms. For good measure, they're tossing some of the nation's top liberal institutions into their shopping carts, too.
Will the Tea Party/Koch/Brothers/GOP defend us from Ebola or do we need government involved in healthcare after all?
Climate change economics is viable and sustainable. The wide-ranging benefits to our not so distant future lives and our generational concerns for the environment are priceless.
With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?
The protest to preserve the history curriculum is important for many reasons. If the so-called education reformers are not careful, they may bring on that catastrophe by toppling the only remaining institution dedicated to reinforcing civic values -- public education.
I couldn't have been prouder to march on Sunday -- along with my family, friends, colleagues and hundreds of thousands of others -- demanding solutions to avert a climate catastrophe that would make devastating storms like Sandy the norm, and wash away much of my childhood home.
Udall's opponent, Congressman Cory Gardner, is trying to reap the benefits of voters' support for clean energy without actually supporting clean energy. It should come as no surprise that the oil and gas industry are the largest contributors to his campaign's bank account.