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  • Election day

    The dominating significance of the mid-term American legislative elections just finished has been the occasion's dramatic confirmation of the corruption of the American electoral system. This has two elements, the first being its money corruption, unprecedented in American history, and without parallel in the history of major modern western democracies. How can Americans get out of this terrible situation, which threatens to become the permanent condition of American electoral politics?
  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    Why Use Public Money To Finance Campaigns That Aren't 'Clean' Of Special Interest Money?

    Why Use Public Money To Finance Campaigns That Aren't 'Clean' Of Special Interest Money?
    In December 2005, the Democratic leaders of the state legislature exulted across party lines with then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell, a Republican, about how they had just made history – by approving a clean-elections law that included a system of public...