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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Ukraine and Russia have created an international disorder

    An international disorder unmatched since the interwar 1930s has been created by the drama of Ukraine and the Russians, combined with the inherent self-destructive forces of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the developing civil war over theological as...
  • Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"

    Chan Lowe: Jeb Bush, illegal immigration, and "act of love"
    Those unfamiliar with the three-dimensional chess of presidential politics could say that Jeb stepped in it with his “Illegal immigration is an act of love” comment. But Jeb — the smarter brother — is crazy like a fox. Rush...
  • Wake up, people, and see the danger we're in

    This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn't they? That's the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is...
  • What money buys in politics

    Re "Money won't buy you votes," Opinion, April 20 Law professor Peter H. Schuck makes the ridiculous suggestion that because the amount of money spent in the 2012 election was considerably less than what Americans spent on cosmetic surgery in 2011, we...
  • Gambling is good, except for the 'toxic' Internet type that offends Sheldon Adelson

    Gambling is good, except for the 'toxic' Internet type that offends Sheldon Adelson
    Gambling can be good for you. Had it not been for gambling, the joys of ice hockey may have been lost completely. In ancient times, certain members of Harrisburg's capitol press corps gathered after work on occasion to drink beer, smoke cigars and...
  • The shame of secret political donors

    Thanks to the tenacity of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the names are now dribbling out of the campaign donors who secretly supported an anti-union measure and opposed a desperately needed tax increase on last year's California ballot. As one...
  • Documents set off speculation about identity of secret donors

    Documents released Thursday as part of a state investigation into the transfer of millions of dollars into California campaigns through a network of secretive nonprofit groups have set off a new hobby in state political circles -- trying to figure out the...