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The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers' War on Unions

Carl Deal | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Deal

Why would politicians and their billionaire backers expend so much political capital (and actual capital) attacking unions when unions in America represent a small fraction of the workforce--around 11 percent?

If Corporations Are People, Why Aren't Their Executives Treated as Such When They Break the Law?

David Fagin | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
David Fagin

You gotta love this country. If nothing else, we're original. One on hand, the Supreme Court declares that, yes indeed, a corporation is, in fact, a ...

The McCutcheon Case: Consequences if SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

If the SCOTUS were to strike down the overall contribution limits in the McCutcheon case, we would be back to the same kind of corrupting contributions that resulted in the Watergate scandals in the '70s and the soft money scandals in the '90s. The legal and political consequences would be enormous.

Bernie Sanders: Citizens United Decision 'Must Be Reversed'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday, aimed at reversing the Supreme Court's ruli...

Kathleen Miles

CALIFORNIA VS. CITIZENS UNITED

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.21.2013 | Los Angeles

California voters are poised to become the largest electorate to decide whether to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Sup...

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

NOM's Campaign Finance Crusade Does A 180, Argues That Super PACs Are Illegal

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

Marriage-equality opponents' constitutional legal principles are endlessly shifting to best serve their latest political opportunities. As a result, NOM's First Amendment right on one day is their opponents' so-called illegal act on another.

Chicagoans vs. Corporate Campaign Cash

Dick Simpson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

Passing disclosure laws in Congress is hard and passing a Constitutional amendment is harder. But if we don't act, corporations and the wealthy will be happy to create the best government their money can buy.

Montana Governor Vows to Continue Fight Against Citizens United

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

When he was elected in 2004, the liberal Democrat with libertarian leanings was hailed as a harbinger of blue hopes in this overwhelmingly red part of the country. There was speculation that Schweitzer might someday be a potential presidential contender.

Senator McConnell "Pounds the Table" in Opposing Campaign Finance Disclosure Long Upheld by Supreme Court

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Senator McConnell doesn't have a constitutional leg on which to stand when he argues against the right of citizens to know the identity of secret donors funding campaign expenditures to influence their votes.

Dangerous, Not Foolish: The Citizens United Case

Martin Garbus | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Martin Garbus

The first paragraph of Citizens United is just arrogant, self-interested foolishness. The second is that plus something far more dangerous.

The Middle East and Citizens United

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Unless President Obama convinces Americans that their democracy is being stolen now, in the 2012 election, and prevails by doing so, the Middle East issue simply disappears into the larger catastrophe: the end of the American democratic experiment after 225 years.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate Personhood Cuts Both Ways

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive activists angered by the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allowing corporations...

Dan Froomkin

Don't Blame The Supreme Court For Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The two most controversial campaign financing practices of the post-Citizens United era aren’t actually the Supreme Court’s fault. ...

Citizens Overturned: New Mexico Reclaims Its Rights!

Eric Griego | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Eric Griego

The Citizens United decision was more than just a blow to democracy. It was a blow to states' rights. Now states are scrambling to overturn the ruling and put their own campaign finance laws back in place.

Presidential super PACs raise $49 million through December

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch NewsOutside groups that funded numerous attack ads in the GOP primaries collected more than $49 million in donations in 2011,...

The Future of American Democracy

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

This is not a progressive issue or a conservative issue. This is not a Tea Party issue or a liberal issue. This is an American issue. Money is destroying our politics and our political system. The signs are everywhere.

Pity Poor Newt Gingrich

Robert Weissman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Pity poor Newt Gingrich. Alright, I admit it's hard to muster much pity for Gingrich. Still, he now stands as not the first, but the most recent, pr...

Beggars Free Speech

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Corporate Personhood on Trial

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

A corporation is a business structure for individuals to run a business and to share in profits and losses. The rights and responsibilities of a corporation are independent and distinct from the people who own or invest in them.

Occupy Corporate Political Spending

Jack Ucciferri | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Jack Ucciferri

While corporations are legally recognized "persons," the reality is that public corporations are vast, ungainly amalgamations of people and institutions. And their political influence is eating away at the fabric of our Republic with increasingly greedy mouthfuls.

New And Improved! The U.S. Corporate Charter

Johnny McNulty | Posted 11.30.2011 | Comedy
Johnny McNulty

2011-09-30-comedypost.jpgOur new Corporate-American brethren have demanded a new Constitution by the end of the week, and Congress (ever responsive to the needs of their best citizens) turned it around in less than a day.

Mike Sacks

Justice John Paul Stevens Talks Death Penalty, Citizens United, New Memoir

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens sat in his chambers Monday afternoon as his former colleagues -- and his successor, Justice Elen...

Corporations Are a Mitt's Best Friend

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Mitt Romney's appropriation of "friend" and the equivalence of "corporations" and "people" reflect the increasingly money-driven, technological dehumanization of what passes for American democracy in 2011.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Wonderland

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's a good rule of thumb: If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- the trade association for large corporations -- is whipped up about something, there's p...