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  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of President Richard M. Nixon.
  • The morality brigade

    The morality brigade
    We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks, Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in...

    Occupy anniversary: The 1 percent are winning

    Occupy anniversary: The 1 percent are winning
    It's been a good year for the 1 percent. The protesters who occupied public spaces in cities across the country, beginning with Wall Street on Sept. 17, 2011, garnered a great deal of attention for the idea that our democracy is being hijacked by the...

    Self-interest trumps democracy

    Self-interest trumps democracy
    With so many tens of millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns anonymously this year, it's hard to believe anyone would oppose some minimum level of disclosure. After all, it was Justice Anthony Kennedy who wrote in the infamous Citizens United...

    In an age of Super PACs, losing the spirit of E Pluribus Unum

    Our most recent July 4th celebration commemorating our independence from British rule made me ponder the Latin phrase, E Pluribus Unum. Adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782 to grace the great Seal of the United States, it translates as "Out of many, one....