When handing out political favors is standard operating procedure, it is not surprising that many Americans fear our elected officials are more interested in doing what their campaign donors want than what's in the public's interest.
New York City's campaign finance system, often lauded as the best in the nation, is under attack. The United States Supreme Court may be about to severely curtail the role of public financing in elections.
Last week, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's "Legal Workers Arizona Act" (LAWA) enabling the state to revoke the business licenses of employers who hire undocumented workers. But is this really a win for the state?
John McCain's latest war gospel hangs an alarming tale. The rule of law has been dethroned and the president has been endowed with absolute power as the American Empire has eclipsed the American Republic.
Cameras aren't allowed in federal courtrooms. Even though the U.S. Constitution does guarantee all defendants in criminal trials the right to a public trial. If only a handful can get in, is it really a public trial?