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  • The government problem

    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for.
  • MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'

     MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'
    We all know the Watergate prescription for uncovering political influence: "Follow the money." It's why organizations like MapLight were created — to track donations from source to spending to legislative outcomes. Daniel G. Newman is a co-founder...

    Is negativity best way to decide an election?

    Is negativity best way  to decide an election?
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about rampant voter apathy in Florida. Now, I'm beginning to understand why so many people are so indifferent here. With early voting nearly complete, and Election Day itself imminent, it's impossible to turn on the TV without...

    Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?

    Should out-of-state rich guys decide our elections?
    It's now been five years since the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on campaign spending by organizations. While companies and individuals can now give unlimited amounts to political candidates and groups, the real effects of the Citizens United case and...

    An Election Day carol

    In the early hours of Election Day, before dawn reached the nation's capital, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was suddenly awakened by someone standing next to his bed. "Get out of here or I'll call the cops!" the justice shouted. "Don't get...