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Zephyr Teachout Gets Big Boost In Challenge To Andrew Cuomo

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Harvard law professor and leading campaign finance reform advocate Lawrence Lessig called on supporters of his anti-corruption super PAC...

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

Cuomo Under Fire For Meddling In Anti-Corruption Panel He Created

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is under fire from good government groups and his potential Democratic primary opponent after a New York ...

Fake Kentucky Senate Candidate Is Brutally And Hilariously Honest

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

Represent.Us, an organization that seeks to "end the culture of legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics," has put up fake candida...

The Super PAC To End All Super PACs Reaches Major Fundraising Goal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

The "super PAC to end all super PACs" reached a major fundraising goal on Friday in its quest to reduce the influence of money in politics. In an I...

The Bold Plan To Save American Democracy

The New Republic | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

In theory, there are a variety of ways to rein in the power of Super PACs and the political influence of the ultra-rich who fund them. Starting your o...

Paul Blumenthal

Tech Titans From Both Parties Get Behind Super PAC To End All Super PACs

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Big-name technology titans from different ideological backgrounds are backing a super PAC formed by Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig to...

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...

Aaron's Walk: The New Hampshire Rebellion

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

On Saturday, we begin a walk across the state of New Hampshire, to launch a campaign to bring about an end to the system of corruption that we believe infects DC. This is the New Hampshire Rebellion.

Paul Blumenthal

Start Of A Trend? Another Republican Endorses Campaign Finance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) on Thursday introduced legislation to provide tax credits and deductions for political donors making small co...

Paul Blumenthal

The New Campaign Finance Reformers Look To Jump-Start A Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

COLUMBIA, Md. -- The 2014 election is over a year away, but even so Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) found himself standing in late July in the recessed liv...

Citizens Divided: The Supreme Court's Next Campaign Finance Test

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

While most Americans already think Congress is doing a bang up job preventing itself from solving the nation's problems, the Court will hear a case on the second day of its new Term that could make it even harder for Congress to address one particular issue: the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Paul Blumenthal

Elizabeth Warren: 'We Face A Clear Danger' On Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) warned Thursday that a coming Supreme Court case that could ultimately eliminate certain campaign contri...

Confused About Net Neutrality? This Clears It All Up

Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

The principle of net neutrality -- that Internet service providers should not discriminate among different kinds of content -- is getting two hearings...

New Era of 'Open Debates' Begins In Elizabeth Warren's Backyard

Adam Green | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Adam Green

Open Debates will be a game changer in our political process -- ensuring that questions get asked that the public actually cares about. What starts in Massachusetts will hopefully become the norm for local, state, congressional, and even presidential debates in the future.

WATCH: How Computer Coders Can Protect Our Privacy

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology
Bill Moyers

Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, explains how our government -- given all the ways it can spy on us -- should just as determinedly use modern technology and technologists to protect our liberties.

Money in Politics Is Not Funny, Except When It Is (VIDEO)

Eddie Geller | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Eddie Geller

While we are obviously not afraid to have a sense of humor (see video), we are dead serious about fixing this problem. Just ask the guy in the American flag underwear.

TED 2013: What I Saw

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.03.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

This year's TED was a remarkable collection of thinkers and dreamers -- here are some images from the past week's event

Zach Carter

Leading House Tech Expert Pushes For Legal Changes After Aaron Swartz's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top tech experts in Congress, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), told HuffPost Thursday that the case against Aaron Swartz shows th...

Drawing the Line Between Copyright and Free Knowledge

The State Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media
The State Press

The entire debacle is tragic. A life has been lost, and we can only speculate as to why. We should use this time not only to offer our condolences to Swartz's family and friends, but to inquire in his name: How do we allow widespread access to knowledge and still retain rights to intellectual property?

Aaron Swartz Was An Internet-Age MLK, Some Say

AP | By DENISE LAVOIE and ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology

BOSTON (AP) — Since his suicide, friends and admirers have cast free-information activist Aaron Swartz as a martyred hero hounded to his death by th...

Spouse Of Aaron Swartz's Prosecutor Defends Her On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

When Internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead in his Brooklyn apartment on Friday after an apparent suicide, friends, family and those who never ...

Aaron Swartz and the Questions That None Dare Ask Obama

Will Bunch | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Will Bunch

Swartz's persecution can't be passed off as an isolated incident. Instead, it feels more like the exclamation point on an administration whose commitment to maintaining secrecy, blocking transparency, limiting the flow of information and squelching dissent has been both unexpected and shocking.

Harvard Law Prof Calls Charges Against Aaron Swartz 'Outrageous'

Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig joined HuffPost Live Monday to discuss the death of and charges against internet activist Aaron Swartz, w...

Zach Carter

Prosecutors Under Fire In Tragic Death Of Internet Pioneer Aaron Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A petition urging President Barack Obama to fire U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz for prosecutorial overreach in her office's case against Aar...