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Public Funding for Elections

A New American Socialism

Jay Mandle | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Both Sanders' popularity and the polling data point in the same direction. A substantial base wants to push-back against the domination of wealth.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Citizens United

Frank DeGiacomo | Posted 03.25.2015 | Hawaii
Frank DeGiacomo

I know this is a difficult concept to accept for this consumeristic capitalistic culture we live in today, but, "No. You should not be able to put the elections on Ebay." Every candidate needs to be heard. Get their message out loud enough and clear enough.

New York, New York

Jay Mandle | Posted 11.24.2014 | New York
Jay Mandle

Even with the inflated television and radio budgets that exist today, a complete public funding system is fiscally feasible. In New York's municipal budget of $61 billion, the matching system expended $38.2 million for all races. Democracy deserves a lot more than that.

After Supreme Court Ruling, Time for a Campaign Finance Transplant Instead of More Band-Aids

Bob Kerrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Kerrey

The DISCLOSE Act is good start at addressing the expected upsurge in independent political spending to influence elections, but may fall far short of addressing the source of the problem: direct special interest funding.

Millions More to Flood Campaign Coffers

Steve Hildebrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Hildebrand

It's high time Congress wakes up. Get behind reform and take the special interest money out of politics now, before the price of political retribution skyrockets beyond control.

This Corruption in Washington is Smothering America's Future

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

None of the crises facing us all -- from the global banking system to global warming -- can be dealt with if a tiny number of super-rich corporations have a veto over every inch of progress.

Congressional Fair Elections Act 2009

Jay Mandle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Mandle

This legislation will not be adopted without a hard fight. The special interests who benefit from the "pay to play" political system will not willingly concede defeat.