On today’s anniversary of the ‘Citizens United’ decision, which exposed American democracy to increasing domination by the country’s very richest and most reactionary figures, it is worth recalling the false promise made by the Supreme Court justice who wrote the majority opinion in that case.
If political speech is measured by money then by definition speech is not “free.” It can be bought, thereby giving the most speech to the few with the most money. That’s plutocracy, not democracy.
Many of the super PACs and the campaigns are run by a revolving door of close friends and staffers, ensuring that the two sides share a common playbook even when they avoid tripping over the vague Federal Election Commission rules banning coordination.
The real candidates are a small but powerful coterie of multimillionaire corporate executives and billionaires who fund secretive presidential super PACs that can determine who gets nominated.
If there’s any value to this farce, it’s that Donald Trump continues to accidentally reveal essential truths about the Republican Party.
The tumultuous split between Roger Stone and Donald Trump erupted from internal divisions in the real estate mogul’s presidential campaign — and now disreputable operative David Bossie may fill the strategic vacuum.
How to reconcile Citizens United, which gave corporations the same rights as individuals with regard to political speech while shielding them for any accountability for that speech?
David Bossie lacks the skill and style of a truly dangerous gremlin like Roger Stone – and his rote recitations of old “scandal” memes aren’t difficult to refute.
So does this next election rise to the level of “the most important in our lifetime”? I argue “Hell, yes!” for the reasons that follow.
Doug Hughes is one gutsy mailman. This letter carrier boldly flew his tiny, homemade, gyrocopter right through our nation’s most restricted airspace.
Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, has made no secret of his intention to enter the presidential race. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, before a boisterous crowd on the shore of Lake Champlain, he made it official.
Democrats were outraged with the Citizens United ruling. But after learning about the firms donating to Clinton’s foundation, they’re suddenly OK with it
They’re not in it to win it themselves — not yet, at least — but possible Democratic primary challengers to Hillary Clinton had plenty to say on Sunday about the newly announced presidential candidate.
The tiny aircraft flew in low over the National Mall, whizzing past a row of trees and a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, as a group of onlookers stood by. Both houses of Congress were in session at the time.
One of the constellation of committees appears to be underwritten by Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer and his family. Campaign lawyers said the arrangement is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.