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  • Robert B. Reich: The disease of American democracy

    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
  • Ann Ravel, California's -- and now D.C.'s -- pol monitor

    When the sky became the limit for most political spending after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the skywatchers like Ann Ravel had to readjust their telescopes. As head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, she policed the...
  • Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum

    The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday. Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
  • Smartphoning campaign donations

    Smartphoning campaign donations
    Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly. It's creative and, so far, non-controversial. And it can become a reality without the governor or...
  • Congress for sale, now more than ever

    As chief justice, I have no doubt that John G. Roberts' number one goal is to turn this democracy into a plutocracy. And he's well on his way to doing so. It didn't start with the Roberts Court, of course. It started with the court's 1976 Buckley v....
  • Court opens door wider to buying of public office

    WASHINGTON -- Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man -- Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone -- had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • 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...
  • Initiative reform needed in California

     Initiative reform needed in California
    Willie Brown, the legendary Assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor, says he has never voted for a ballot initiative. "Not one," he asserts emphatically without hesitation. "I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative...
  • How to limit the influence of money in politics

    On Oct. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a constitutional challenge to the limits on how much an individual can contribute to independent committees during a two-year election cycle....
  • Mark Russell

    Shame on ABC for the Marian Gingrich interview. Since Mitt Romney does not have a vengeful ex-wife, it is not a level playing field. According to the Federal Election Commission, if one candidate has an ex-spouse seething with revenge, all other...