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Constitutional Amendment

Beyond a Constitutional Amendment

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Jay Mandle

What is lacking in the Constitutional amendment approach is an alternative funding system, one that gives candidates the option of running for office without wealthy patrons.

Paul Blumenthal

Campaign Finance Reformers Get Back To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Political money is governed by rules, regulations and Newton's third law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Wit...

Do You Know That the Constitution Is Unconstitutional?

Eric Black | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

By the way, did anyone ever tell you that the Constitution is unconstitutional? Yep, the whole thing. Or at least its ratification was illegal. This is not a joke, except to the degree that it is.

Dem Leader Moves On Electoral College Reform

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, has proposed a constitutional amendment that would award 29 extr...

Paul Blumenthal

New Jersey Takes Big Anti-Citizens United Stance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey became the ninth state in the nation Thursday to back a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens...

The One Percent Supreme Court: A Conversation With The Nation's Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Martha Burk | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Whether you're a Democrat, Republican,Tea-partier, liberal, conservative, or in-between, you're experiencing an election season unlike any in U.S. history. That's because the rules on political spending have changed in a billion dollar way.

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Makes Big 'Constitutional' Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In answering a question posed to him by a member of the Internet community Reddit, President Barack Obama stated his support for a const...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Support Bold Fix For Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats, battered by a tsunami of independent campaign spending and without legislative recourse, promoted a constitutional ame...

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.

Paul Blumenthal

Activists Organize Weeklong Hit Against Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists across the country are working this week to mobilize local communities in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn th...

Fixing Citizens United

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

There are those who say that money doesn't really matter. What matters, they say, is the quality of the candidates and the strength of their ideas. Unfortunately, in a world of high-stakes and high-cost media, this is nonsense.

Latino Voters Double In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 05.25.2012 | Latino Voices

The number of registered Latino voters living in North Carolina has doubled in the last four years, likely cementing North Carolina’s status as a sw...

The Dumbest Show on Fox News Channel Ever

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.25.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

2012-04-25-Screenshot20120425at2.59.19PM.jpgIf Fox News was trying to create a show that would amplify the intellectual stature of the usually moronic Fox & Friends, they have totally succeeded with The Five.

Paul Blumenthal

Vermont Says No To Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vermont has become the third U.S. state to pass a resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to get money out of politics ...

Paul Blumenthal

Grassroots Effort To Overturn Citizens United Comes To Capitol

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, dozens of activists and more than a dozen members of Congress gathered in a Capitol Visitor Center hearing room to...

It's Not Just Citizens United

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

For those who think that our election system is fundamentally on the wrong track, the only option is to amend the Constitution to allow Congress and the States to do what is necessary to restore some level of sanity to campaign finance rules.

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.

Calling Wealthy Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Citizens United destroys the American notion of citizenship by creating separate and unequal classes of Americans. It creates a de facto American House of Lords, in which all other Americans are relegated to second-class citizenship.

Recovering Democracy After Citizens United

Rep. Chellie Pingree | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Chellie Pingree

It's crazy that the Constitution has to be amended to clarify what for the majority of Americans is a clear and true statement: corporations are not people. But that's where we find ourselves today.

If Obama Takes Super PAC Money, He Must Fight Like Hell to Make it Illegal and Unconstitutional in the Future

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

By accepting Super PAC money, Obama is all but guaranteeing that the special interests of the richest 0.01% will dominate the interests of the 99% and his second term will accomplish little to right the balance.

Occupy Corporations: How to Cut Corporate Power

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The legal fiction of corporate personhood and the constitutional rights taken by corporations must cease.

Is Money Speech?

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

If the critics of Citizens United want to be taken seriously, they must move beyond superficial slogans and focus on the real issue at stake: When should the government be allowed to regulate political contributions and expenditures -- even if they are speech?

Standing Up for Transparent Elections by Overturning Citizens United

Sen. Jon Tester | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Jon Tester

I support passing a constitutional amendment to restore accountability and transparency to federal and state elections -- ensuring that when you see a political ad on TV, you know exactly who's responsible for it.

Stopping a Citizens United on Steroids

Rep. Ted Deutch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Ted Deutch

Amending our Constitution is not easy, but the ability of corporations and the super wealthy to drown out the will of the people is the defining struggle of our time.