The "political lens" reminds us that certain claims deserve a larger dose of skepticism than others. The agendas behind a movement are especially important to consider when we lack in-depth knowledge of a particular issue.
Big donors and interest groups with agendas of all political persuasions try to keep convincing many politicians that they will be shocked if they venture too far afield. And these elected officials accept this story of an invisible fence line.
While we cannot limit independent spending by outside groups, we can dramatically increase the role and importance of small donors in our elections and revolutionize the way campaigns are financed. Here's how.