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  • Court opens door wider to buying of public office

    WASHINGTON -- 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...
  • Congress for sale, now more than ever

    As chief justice, I have no doubt that John G. Roberts' number one goal is to turn this democracy into a plutocracy. And he's well on his way to doing so. It didn't start with the Roberts Court, of course. It started with the court's 1976 Buckley v....
  • U.S. doesn't deserve a 'lap dog' president

    It was predictable but nonetheless disappointing to read in Sunday's Morning Call that the Republican presidential hopefuls for 2016 have already started groveling before Sheldon Adelson in the hopes of getting him to finance their campaigns. Adelson...
  • High court ruling opens door for robot presidents

     High court ruling opens door for robot presidents
    Ever wondered what it would be like if our nation was ruled by a robotic oligarch? I have. It's all spelled out in my unoptioned screenplay, "Robot-Prez: Is the Office Oval ... or Evil?" While that's a fictional work of fiction, we might be seeing...
  • Lifting a campaign finance limit

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday striking down limits on total campaign contributions by individuals elicited strong disapproval from a host of Democrats and liberals, as well as from good-government groups. President Barack Obama, a spokesman...
  • Will campaign-spending decision energize or squelch voters?

    WASHINGTON Big campaign money just got even bigger. Thanks to Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning laws on certain donor restrictions, legions of American voters, already angry at a distant, dysfunctional political system, might feel...
  • Campaign Finance: The Rich Win Again

    Continuing its selfless advocacy for the very rich, the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday struck down federal limits on the total amount of money a donor can give to candidates, political parties and political action committees. Prior to the court's 5-4...
  • Supreme Court Campaign Finance Decision to Boost TV, Radio

    As public interest groups were quick to decry the Supreme Court's decision on Wednesday that removes the aggregate limits on an individual's total contributions to candidates, there is a possible beneficiary to the loosening of the restrictions: Local...
  • April 2 Letters: Political money, Fair Tax

    When money talks I am a life-long Republican, though with rapidly decreasing fervor for the GOP – especially since the second Bush administration. A typical — though far from the only — reason for my increasing disaffection for the...
  • Paul Ryan the anti-Robin Hood: Robbing the poor to help the rich

    No, Paul Ryan isn’t Ebenezer Scrooge. But give him time; he’s young. And he shows such promise. On Tuesday, Ryan, the Republican tax-hatchet-man from Wisconsin, unveiled a new spending blueprint. Got a catchy title too: “The Path to...
  • Robert B. Reich: Slouching toward oligarchy

    America is not yet an oligarchy, but that's where Charles and David Koch and a few other billionaires are taking us. American democracy used to depend on political parties that more or less represented most of us. Political scientists of the 1950s and...
  • Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?

    Was Chris Christie sorry, or was he trying to placate Sheldon Adelson?
    As part of what he apparently considers a comeback tour, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke over the weekend at a meeting in Las Vegas of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Christie’s speech was mostly music to the ears of the audience at the...