Campaign Finance Reform
e Partisan Fray, Most Organizations Call for IRS Rulemaking to Continue
Read More: Campaign Finance Reform, Irs, Mccutheon, Tax, Disclosure, McCutcheon v. Fec, Bright
Lines, Obama Administration, Political, Rulemaking, Campaign Finance, Politics News
Despite the obvious need for revised rules, the IRS rulemaking has unfortunately become a divisive
partisan issue and the political punching bag du jour.
Let's Disarm the Nation and the World -- Starting at Home
Read More: Gun Violence, Campaign Finance Reform, Nuclear Weapons, Pakistan Nuclear Weapons,
North Korea Nuclear Program, William Sloane Coffin, McCutcheon v. Fec, Gun Control, Citizens
United, Nra, Iran Nuclear Weapons, Politics News
From our provincial position, 'evil' nations like North Korea should not have dangerous weapons.
From their provincial position, our possession of nuclear weapons provides a practical and moral
imperative that they have equally deadly capabilities.
Russell Conwell: His Theology of Wealth and Today's GOP
Read More: Supreme Court, US Supreme Court, Sheldon Adelson, Campaign Finance Reform, Koch
Brothers, Wealth, Gop, Christianity, Christians, Republican Party, Paul Ryan, Paul Ryan Budget,
Republicans, Politics News
I thought of Russell Conwell's bizarre nineteenth-century theological glorification of wealth this past
week when the Supreme Court removed one of the last remaining limits on the amount of money
wealthy donors could spend in political campaigns.
In the Wake of McCutcheon, Can Democracy Tame Capital?
Policy solutions are easy to come up with. The enormous challenge is that the more wealth is
concentrated, the harder it becomes to enact those policies.
All Is Not Lost: How to Win Money-in-Politics Reform
If you have a heartbeat, you are one of the vast majority of Americans thoroughly disgusted by this
week's McCutcheon Supreme Court decision. It allows one donor to write a $3.6 million check to buy
political influence, providing us all with yet another "just-when-you-thought-it-couldn't--
et-any-worse" moment. As if we needed it. You are also likely someone who rationally believes that
money-in-politics corruption is a huge problem and something that simply cannot be fixed, because
doing so requires the fox (politicians) put a lock on the henhouse (campaign contributions). But don't
give up just yet. Contrary to popular belief, the money-in-politics problem can be fixed by emulating
the stunning successes of marriage equality and marijuana decriminalization over the past twenty
years. Here's how to do it.
The Roberts Court Tees Up The End Of Campaign Finance Reform
Read More: Corruption, McCutcheon v. Fec, Campaign Contribution Limits, Citizens United, John
Roberts, John Roberts Campaign Finance, Campaign Finance, John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John
Roberts, Video, Campaign Finance Reform, Sandra Day O'Connor, Campaign Contributions, Soft
Money, Anthony Kennedy, Mccain-Feingold, Politics News
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission on
Wednesday has potentially big implications for the future...
How We Can Fight Back Against the Supreme Court
It was nice while it lasted. Democracy at the national level is dead now. We have replaced it with an
open auction. This will not at some future date lead to a worst case scenario. We're already living in
Please Spare A Thought For The Real Victims Of The McCutcheon Decision
Read More: Supreme Court, Eat the Press, Lobbying, Lobbyists, McCutcheon v. Fec, Money in
Politics, Campaign Finance, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Campaign Finance
Reform, Political Speech, Supreme Court Mccutcheon, Politics News
The Supreme Court's latest decision in McCutcheon v. FEC continues the long process of deforming
our once-thought-to-be-timeless experiment in "We the...
Supreme Court Continued This Week on Its March to Destroy the Nation's Campaign Finance Laws
With its Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, the Supreme Court has turned our
representative system of government into a sandbox for America's billionaires and millionaires to
McCutcheon and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power
By taking Citizens United one step further and effectively eviscerating campaign finance laws, the
Court has issued an invitation to oligarchy.
Democratic Candidate Calls Big Campaign Finance Ruling The Worst Since Dred Scott
Read More: Elections 2014, Supreme Court, Supreme Court Campaign Finance, Rick Weiland,
McCutcheon v. Fec, Senate Races, Rick Weiland Senate, Dred Scott Decision, South Dakota,
Campaign Finance, HuffPolitics Blog, Politics News, Politics, South Dakota Politics, Campaign
Finance Reform, Slavery, 2014 Election, Dred Scott, Politics News
Democrat Rick Weiland, who is running for Senate in South Dakota, had a dramatic reaction to the
Supreme Court's Wednesday ruling striking down aggreg...
Figured Out Dark Money Groups, Super PACs? Thanks To The Supreme Court, You'll Have To Learn
About This, Too
Read More: Supreme Court, Joint Fundraising Committee, Elections 2014, Supreme Court Campaign
Finance, Super PACs, McCutcheon v. Fec, Mitt Romney, 501c4, John Roberts, Campaign
Contribution Limits, Barack Obama, Campaign Finance, Video, Campaign Finance Reform,
Campaign Contributions, 2014 Election, Dark Money, Politics News
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has
opened the door for wealthy donors to spend even more on pol...
After Today's Supreme Court Ruling, Here's How All This Will End
Read More: Supreme Court, Supreme Court Campaign Finance, Fec, McCutcheon v. Fec, Lee
Goodman, Campaign Contribution Limits, John Roberts, Citizens United, Campaign Finance, Video,
Campaign Finance Reform, Disclosure, Campaign Contributions, Soft Money, Mccain-Feingold,
Supreme Court Mccutcheon, Politics News
If understanding campaign finance laws is still on your to-do list -- what's the difference between a
super PAC and a 501(c)4 again? what counts as il...
The Supreme Court Has Struck Down Overall Campaign Contribution Limits
Read More: Supreme Court, Video, Campaign Finance Reform, Campaign Contributions,
McCutcheon v. Fec, John Roberts, Citizens United, Campaign Contribution Limits, Shaun
McCutcheon, Campaign Finance, Politics News
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the aggregate campaign
contribution limits, thereby opening the door to even more money in th...
Democracy vs. Oligarchy
Read More: David Koch, Chris Christie, Sheldon Adelson, Koch Brothers, Charles Koch, Scott
Walker, Democracy, Jeb Bush, Campaign Finance Reform, Campaign Finance, Politics News
The great political struggle we now face is whether the United States retains its democratic heritage
or whether we move toward an oligarchic form of society where the real political power rests with a
handful of billionaires, not ordinary Americans.
Read More: Supreme Court, Politics, Elections, Sheldon Adelson, Congress, Campaign Finance
Reform, Jared Huffman, 2012 Election, Alan Lowenthal, Super PACs, Elections 2012, John Sarbanes,
U.S. House of Representatives, Citizens United, Campaign Finance, Money and Politics, Government
by the People Act, Politics News
We believe there are several reforms needed to fight back against the scourge of unlimited and
secretive campaign spending, bring transparency and accountability to the system, and, more
importantly, support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
The Super Rich and the Rest of Us
Growing inequality is the logical outcome of the way we pay for our politics. When the super rich
have disproportionate influence over political outcomes, they are the principle beneficiaries.
This Chart Shows How Little We Really Know About Where Political Money Comes From
Read More: Dark Money Infographic, Union Campaign Contributions, Social Welfare Money,
Wisconsin Right to Life, 501(C)(4), 501c4, Citizens United, Campaign Finance, Social Welfare
Groups, Campaign Finance Reform, Social Welfare Spending, Labor Union Political Spending, Dark
Money, Politics News
More and more money is going into U.S. elections without any disclosure of where it's coming from.
Spending by "dark money" groups -- organizat...
Dear Mr. President, the Time Has Come For You to Tackle America's Biggest Problem -- Congress
We elected you to make these changes. But, no true reform will ever precede election reform. This
can be your legacy.
The McCutcheon Case: Consequences if SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Contribution Limits
Read More: Buckley v. Valeo, Supreme Court, McCutcheon v. Fec, Citizens United v. FEC, Super
PACs, Fec, Campaign Finance Reform, Campaign Finance, Scotus, Shaun McCutcheon, Politics
If the SCOTUS were to strike down the overall contribution limits in the McCutcheon case, we would
be back to the same kind of corrupting contributions that resulted in the Watergate scandals in the
'70s and the soft money scandals in the '90s. The legal and political consequences would be
Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder 'Can't Understand' State's Campaign Finance Mishap
Read More: Ben Cohen, Ben Cohen Vermont Campaign Finance, Ben Cohen Citizens United,
Campaign Finance Reform, Hpl, Vermont, Money in Politics, Campaign-Finance, Citizens United,
Vermont Campaign Finance, Campaign Finance, Politics News
Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Ben Cohen sat down with HuffPost Live on Thursday, expressing how
perplexed he was by Vermont's recent campaign finance bill....
Here's How Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Wants To Stamp Money Out Of Politics
Read More: Ben Cohen, Ben Cohen Stamp Stampede, David Crosby, Money in Politics, Ben & Jerry's,
Public Financing, Campaign Finance, Video, Campaign Finance Reform, Jackson Browne, Stamp
Stampede, Ben Cohen Money in Politics, Shepard Fairey, Citizens United Amendment, Politics News
WASHINGTON -- These days Ben Cohen, co-founder and former CEO of Ben & Jerry's, is trying to
make an impact with stamps, not scoops. His target: the i...
Democrats Rally Behind Reform Bill To Fight Big Money
Read More: Campaign Finance Reform, Campaign Finance Reform Act, Small Donors, Nancy Pelosi,
Keith Ellison, John Sarbanes, Money in Politics, Citizens United, Public Financing, Campaign
Finance, Sarbanes Campaign Finance Reform, Politics News
WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leaders joined together on Capitol Hill Wednesday to introduce
a new campaign-finance reform bill to help lessen the in...
How Hawaii Government Can Work Again
Voter owned elections is not a panacea. There will be more work to be done, but it is the baseline for
action, if the government is ever going to represent the vast majority of people.
How Henry Waxman's Campaign Contributions Changed Congress
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Contributions, Henry Waxman, Henry Waxman Campaign Finance, Fundraising, Mccain-Feingold,
Campaign Finance, Politics News
WASHINGTON -- With the news that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) will retire at the end of the year,
it's time to remember how the 20-term veteran helped...