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Larry Lessig

Republicans and Democrats Both Use Impeachment Food Fight for Fun and Profit

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If I get one more email asking me for money to stop the Republicans from impeaching Obama, I may have to change my email address. And if I were a Republican, I'd probably feel the same way about an endless stream of emails asking for money to stop Obama from exercising dictatorial powers, to sue him, or possibly impeach him.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PAC To End All Super PACs Has Super Start

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On May 1, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig launched what he calls a "super PAC to end all super PACs." Lessig, one of a new breed of ca...

Why Generation Y Is Addicted to Living Life Above the Law

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.

8 Ways to Help Overturn Citizens United

Edward Erikson | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Edward Erikson

Our government looks less and less like a democracy -- rule by the people -- and more like a plutocracy -- rule by the wealthy.People across the country are taking action. Here are seven ways you can help overturn Citizens United.

On Aaron Swartz: Looking Forward

Timothy Karr | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If any good can come of this, it's the wider attention Aaron's death has brought to his struggle with corruption, and his efforts to create the tools needed to fix it.

Zach Carter

Family: Pioneering Internet Activist's Suicide 'A Product Of Prosecutorial Overreach'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

Open democracy advocate and internet pioneer Aaron Swartz was found dead Friday in an apparent suicide, flooding the digital spectrum with an outpouri...

Paul Blumenthal

Top Dogs In Campaign Finance Reform Throw Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a money-in-politics conference at UCLA on Saturday, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig, a leading critic of privately funded elect...

Democracy For The 99%

Nick Nyhart | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Nick Nyhart

Hundreds of candidates across the country have already run and won depending only small donations combined with public funds.

The UnConvention

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

The Coffee Party you say? Still in its infancy, it was born with a single post on Facebook, its founder conveying deep dismay at what passes for political discourse in this country.

Copyright and Remixing Kanye Tweets and New Yorker Cartoons

Edward Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Edward Lee

A comedy singing group named Paul and Storm took a bunch of New Yorker cartoons and remixed their captions with tweets from Kanye West. So what does this mean for copyright in our remix culture?

Larry Lessig: How Deregulation Failed the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Timothy Karr

If the FCC won't listen to history, perhaps it will listen to the present and a public demanding that the agency does the right thing by reclassifying broadband.

The Roberts Court's Corporate Radicalism: Progressives Need Kagan, SCOTUS Refocus

Dan Manatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Manatt

Making the Roberts Court's Corporate Radicalism a theme of the Kagan hearings should be Progressives' SCOTUS focus right now.

Lawrence Lessig Calls Glenn Greenwald's Critique Of Elena Kagan 'Absurd'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A well-known law professor and popular liberal commentator are locked in a pitched battle -- playing out on their blogs and on the airwaves -- over Pr...

Diversionary Dangers of Amending the Constitution

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Post Citizens United vs. FEC, Americans should be less concerned with who spends money on campaigns and more concerned by ill-informed citizens who enable that spending to have a profound effect.

Senator Ben Nelson Is Angry (Second in a Series)

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

A new report that claims Nelson received $2 million from insurance and health care interests leads the public to wonder whether it is the merits or the money that is driving his decisions.

Unsure How to Vote Your Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Other Proxy Ballots?

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Cranston

See how organizations and people you trust, like Ed Begley, Jr., Ceres, Pride Foundation, Responsible Endowments Coalition, recommend you vote and why.

A Reply to Larry Lessig

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

I think I have earned a bit more of the benefit of the doubt than Professor Lessig is willing to muster. It should be no great surprise that there is far more to the "open access" story than his muckracking tale lets on.

How Should We Get Big-Money Influence Out of Congressional Elections?

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

I and others will soon announce a large grassroots campaign aimed at channeling the amazing desire for change that Americans are feeling right now into tangible and fundamental reform of our political system.

How You YouTubed This Election (Video)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

In America's first YouTube election, it turns out the voters were mainly in charge -- not the campaigns or news organizations.

The 3 Latest Reasons I'm Voting Obama: Books, McChaos, Lessig

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

Everyone has their own reasons for voting. These are mine. I'm posting a new ultrashort video on YouTube every day from now until election day listin...