Political speech is the most important speech and certainly the speech we are most concerned the government will try to shutdown. Without the free exercise of political speech, we lose our basic right to a redress of grievances.
We agree with the justices that the Internet can be a powerful tool for transparency. But four years after Citizens United, it's clear that the Internet isn't enough to create transparency. Congress has to enact laws requiring candidates to use it.
What little power the government still has to regulate campaign finance donations -- already whittled to a minimum by Citizens United -- is being steadily eroded by funding cutbacks, intimidation, bureaucracy and an inability or refusal to enforce the few rules we have left.
History, it is said, is written by the victors. In North Carolina, apparently, that history will be written by Sharia-fearin', teacher-salary slashin' white people totin' guns into their favorite playgrounds and bars.
President Barack Obama's two nominees to the Federal Election Commission -- an agency rife with ideological discord and often gridlocked on key issues before it -- today won unanimous approval from the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.