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  • With democracy fading, time to wake up and see danger

    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...
  • Supreme Court strikes donation limits in federal elections

    Supreme Court strikes donation limits in federal elections
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of campaign finance law by allowing wealthy donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish. On a 5-4 vote, the court struck down the overall limits...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...