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Public Campaign Financing

McCutcheon's Contradictions

Jay Mandle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jay Mandle

A democratic political system must do precisely what the Roberts' majority rules against: balance both free speech and responsiveness to what the majority, not just the elite, seek to achieve politically.

Democrats Worried About Big Money Skewing Congressional Races: Organize Online, and Do It Now

Colin Delany | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Big money can dominate the airwaves, and embattled campaigns will need plenty of cash to balance it out. But they can also use bodies and brains -- the ones belonging to their supporters.

Money Is Corrupting Our Elections -- It Can Be Stopped

Ed Koch | Posted 06.24.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

When the New York Leadership for Accountable Government committee meets, I will provide it with all my energy and experience to help bring to the state of New York what New York City has already adopted.

Will the Supreme Court Vote for Speech?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

This week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will likely determine the constitutional bounds of public campaign financing programs across the country.

Stanford, Madoff Scandals Show Need for Campaign Finance Reform

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

Senators and Representatives are elected to represent their constituents, so why should Madoff and Stanford and others be allowed to donate to campaigns for which they are not constituents?