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  • Robert B. Reich: The disease of American democracy

    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
  • Prosecutors say recent Supreme Court decision has no bearing on Blagojevich conviction

    Prosecutors say recent Supreme Court decision has no bearing on Blagojevich conviction
    Federal prosecutors said in a court filing today that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving campaign contributions should have no bearing on former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption conviction and 14-year sentence. The...
  • Kansas senator's years in Washington are both advantage, vulnerability

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Sen. Pat Roberts sits in a Lenexa, Kan., fast-food restaurant, spooning ice cream from a cup. It's already been a long day. That morning, the 78-year-old Republican braved the heat of the Lenexa July Fourth parade; after lunch, he...
  • Coal industry fuels Republican in N.C. Senate race

    WASHINGTON Money from coal companies has been fueling North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis' race to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., including $21,100 from the nation's largest privately owned coal company. The contributions came from the...
  • Mailbag: It's time to disband the Fairview Park committee

    The recent happenings at Fairview Park are classic examples of how the desire of people to maintain Fairview Park for passive use stands in direct conflict with the requirements of big government. The problem is that government cannot grow if it doesn't...
  • Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising

     Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising
    Arguably the biggest "pay-to-play" controversy of the current gubernatorial campaign detonated last Dec. 4 with The Courant's revelation that Northeast Utilities Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. May, had asked about 50 company managers to contribute...
  • Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch

    Q&A: Interview with Emmanuel G. Morel, who's challenging Congressman Ted Deutch
    Emmanuel Morel is attempting to topple U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. Though he’s low on money, and Deutch enjoys strong support from many Democrats, Morel said he can defeat the incumbent in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary.   The district includes...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • In politics, just show us the money

    In politics, just show us the money
    Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
  • Biggest spenders weren't all winners in state congressional primaries

    Biggest spenders weren't all winners in state congressional primaries
    Some unsuccessful candidates for House seats in California outspent at least one of their winning rivals in the June 3 primary, reports filed with the Federal Election Commission showed this week. In most of the state's 53 congressional districts, the...
  • Keep Corrupting Money Out Of Elections

    Connecticut has the best campaign finance laws in the country, designed to prevent the corrupting influence of big-money donors. A federal court ruling Tuesday ought to end the Democratic Governors Association's attempt to eviscerate those laws. On...
  • Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down

    Stunner in the 7th: Cantor goes down
    Here are your vote totals for Dave Brat's stunning upset tonight over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. You'll find a county-by-county map of results here. Statements are rolling in, and since I'm sure we won't have room for all of them, I'll post...