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What New Yorkers Can Do About Money In Politics

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 11.08.2014 | New York
Lawrence Lessig

I don't think Governor Cuomo's refusal to debate Zephyr Teachout is really about sexism. It's about money-ism. In this democracy, not to have money is not to be qualified.

The Super Rich and the Rest of Us

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Growing inequality is the logical outcome of the way we pay for our politics. When the super rich have disproportionate influence over political outcomes, they are the principle beneficiaries.

11 Members Of Congress Who Are Sick Of Fundraising

The Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) announced over the weekend that he will not seek reelection in 2014, throwing wide open the race for a seat held for decades ...

Bad Laws Make Bad Politics

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.17.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

You want to know exactly where a candidate has gotten money to stage their expensive campaign? I sure do. Election campaign laws were written and passed by members of Congress -- the very people who would be held accountable to them. No wonder it's such a muddle.