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  • Thomas Sowell: Free speech for everybody is gist of Supreme ruling

    The recent Supreme Court decision over-ruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. That is what often happens whenever the High Court rules that the First Amendment...
  • California Senate to three suspended members: You're dead to me

    A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
  • Martin Schram: The court knows what it is doing, and we are the worse off

    The latest Supreme Court ruling defending the rights of billionaires to try to rent, if not buy, the gratitude and votes of unlimited numbers of politicians has just provided fresh evidence that helps us finally answer a central question that has...
  • Robert B. Reich: The balance wheel of democracy

    Last week a majority of the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign. The court said such spending doesn't corrupt...
  • Rowland Indicted In Two Alleged Campaign Finance Schemes

    Rowland Indicted In Two Alleged Campaign Finance Schemes
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland was indicted Thursday on conspiracy and other charges associated with two federal election campaigns, one of them involving a sham contract written to conceal $35,000 he was paid for political advice to congressional...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers seek prosecution of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner

    WASHINGTON A congressional committee asked the Department of Justice on Wednesday to prosecute a former tax official who's alleged to have improperly targeted conservative political organizations. On a party-line vote, the House Ways and Means...
  • California's POM Wonderful takes on Coke over pomegranate juice

    WASHINGTON Some of the nation's pre-eminent lawyers are now fighting over pomegranate juice. Soon, the Supreme Court will taste the tang, too, in a conflict that pits California's politically well-connected POM Wonderful against soda giant Coca-Cola. It'...
  • Kyle L. Kreider: McCutcheon decision enhances political power of rich

    Kyle L. Kreider: McCutcheon decision enhances political power of rich
    On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in an important campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which will have profound negative consequences for the participatory democracy our framers envisioned. This decision...
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry
    WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics. Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
  • Foleys Plead Guilty In Campaign Scheme Linked To Rowland

    Foleys Plead Guilty In Campaign Scheme Linked To Rowland
    HARTFORD — Businessman Brian Foley and his wife, former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, admitted in court Monday that they used a sham consulting contract with former Gov. John G. Rowland to pay him for secret political assistance to...
  • Letters: Mixing money and politics

    Re "Campaign donor limits grow looser," April 3 Whatever one's politics, we all should be concerned about the corrosive influence of big money on government. More than 100 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt had to struggle with political bosses to get elected...