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  • Lawyer Who Drafted 'Fictitious' Rowland Consulting Contract Remains Unscathed

    Lawyer Who Drafted 'Fictitious' Rowland Consulting Contract Remains Unscathed
    A "fictitious contract" — designed to deceive federal election officials, prosecutors said — was a key piece of evidence in the criminal conspiracy case that resulted in ex-Gov. John G. Rowland's being sentenced last Wednesday to 2½ years in federal prison.
  • Sheila Krumholz -- she follows the money

    Sheila Krumholz -- she follows the money
    It was a California politico, Jesse Unruh, who nailed the relationship between dough and democracy: "Money is the mother's milk of politics." Where does it come from, and where does it go? Sheila Krumholz makes it her business to tell us. As executive...

    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...

    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. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...

    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...