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Money Politics

What's Missing from Today's Money Totals

Matt Mahan | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Matt Mahan

For those who truly want to revitalize democracy in America, our focus should not be on the money race but instead on how we can increase public participation in our system of government.

A Measure of Corruption

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The flood of corporate money going into independent expenditures or to fronts remain in the dark. And the business lobby is intent on insuring that they stay there. The business lobby opposes disclosure in any form, from the congressional Disclose Act, to the proposed SEC regulations, to the now banned executive order.

The New Oligarchy

Jay Mandle | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Jay Mandle

With state and federal incumbents dependent on wealthy donors, it is unrealistic to think that they will pass legislation to reverse economic inequality. Their patrons will look unfavorably upon such initiatives.

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...

Nothing Personal, We Just Won't Let You Wreck the Planet

Adam Greenberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

The fossil fuel industry is getting uneasy. The climate movement is growing by leaps and bounds, as more and more people (80 percent of Americans) connect the dots and begin to understand the nature of the threat.

Election Day Dawned Clear and Bright

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

When will the public wake up to the pointlessness and waste in campaign finance? If the president can now strong-arm the Congress to pass a version of the original Simpson-Bowles plan, the election will have been a success

The Storm of Corruption

Devon Whitham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Devon Whitham

As East Coasters begin the process of recovering from the hurricane's historic destruction, another storm rages on. This storm threatens not our lives or our property, but American democracy itself. It's the storm of corruption, and the flood of unlimited corporate money into our political system.

A Vote for Mitt Romney...

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Mitt Romney says that corporations are people. That is legalistic, self-serving nonsense. The consequences of this nonsense are many and overwhelmingly bad.

The Old Dawg Still Can Hunt

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

At the top of his game, gaining energy from the crowd, Bill Clinton, the "old country boy from Arkansas," tore it up last night in Charlotte. Political junkies, pundits of all stripes and Democratic activists were agog, watching the maestro at work.

It's the Need for Campaign Contributions That's the Problem

Todd Phillips | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

Money is merely a symptom of the root problems of disconnect -- nearly all of the problems with our government can be traced back to the disconnect between citizens and the government.

'Fixing' Citizens United Will Break the Constitution

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

If there is one thing we absolutely should not be doing, it's tinkering with our founding document to prevent groups like the ACLU (or even billionaires like Sheldon Adelson) from speaking freely about the central issues in our democracy.

Dismantling the Presidential Public Financing System Piece by Piece (Starting With the Farm Bill)

Craig Holman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Craig Holman

I kid you not: sandwiched between provisions of the 2012 farm bill to provide assistance for peanut farmers and loans for moisture feed grain production, Sen. Tom Coburn is proposing an amendment to ban public financing of the presidential party nominating conventions.

Identity Theft in the Matrix

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Sure, we still have the right to vote. But the choices we are offered are usually determined by a political establishment mostly dominated by corporate money and a vast apparatus of election consultants, public relations hacks and lobbyists.

2012 Election: Citizens United vs. Citizens Uniting

Richard Robbins | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Richard Robbins

A tectonic collision is in store for the 2012 election, as unlimited campaign money enabled by Citizens United competes with super-charged online grassroots democracy.

Green Tide: The More Money You Make, the More Likely You Voted Republican

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Despite what you are hearing about Tea Party Populism and hopping mad Main Streeters, one thing is indisputable. The more money you make, the more likely you were to cast a ballot for Republicans in the 2010 elections.

Sam Stein

More Than $1 Billion Donated So Far To Presidential Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A milestone in the intersection of money and politics was reached last month: more than $1 billion has been donated to candidates running for the Whit...