Reading Time: 14 minutes You may have heard of the Koch brothers, the Mercers, and Sheldon Adelson. Now meet the billionaire GOP donor you don’t know — but should.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement from the Supreme Court — and the consequences could be dire for a number of election reform efforts. Kennedy had a mixed record on the issue but his successor will likely be much worse.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Faced with a political climate unlikely to prioritize election reform, cities might lead the way in breaking the grip of rich donors and dark money in national campaigns.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Thousands of Americans, outraged by the One Percent’s massive influence in politics, engaged in acts of civil disobedience at the culmination of a march on Washington. It should have been a story. Where was the media?
Reading Time: 6 minutes The candidates who dropped out of the race already made their mark on the election by finding new ways to break the rules and eliminate transparency in the process.
Reading Time: 8 minutes You would not believe what this year’s crop of presidential candidates have been pulling to get around, or under, election finance laws. Pop some corn, sit back, and enjoy. Or cry.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With the Supreme Court knocking down regulations with a wrecking ball, the FEC out of commission, and an election heating up that will likely redefine the term “big money,” there are few avenues left for regulation of American elections. And now, Congress is set to close one off.On June 17, the House Appropriations Committee passed Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes Reformers have had a victory over the corruption-spreading business group ALEC by pivoting off anger from the Trayvon Martin case—but the deeper rot perpetrated by ALEC remains the big issue.
Reading Time: 1 minute This pie chart really tells us a lot. As sympathetic to Wall Street as the Obama administration has been, the money managers and handlers still consider the GOP a much better bet.