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  • Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United

    Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United
    Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and in case the justices weren’t aware of the fact, some Code Pink-style protesters reminded them. Scotusblog picks up...
  • Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship

    Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship
    Phil Latzman, in his Jan. 21 column "Should Out-of-State Rich Guys Decide Our Elections?" castigates the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision. As so often happens with such criticism, there is no discussion of the underlying case. Citizens...
  • In retirement, Ben Carson moving closer to 2016

    In retirement, Ben Carson moving closer to 2016
    Ben Carson had a modest plan in mind last year when he retired from Johns Hopkins Hospital after a celebrated, decades-long career in neurosurgery: He wanted to improve his golf game and learn to play the organ. But the 63-year-old has been too busy...
  • Congressman proposes temporary, voluntary ban on Washington political money raising

    Congressman proposes temporary, voluntary ban on Washington political money raising
    U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch has an idea that's unnatural and nonsensical in the political world: take a temporary, self-imposed break from the constant drive to raise campaign cash. During what he's calling "Fundraising Free February," Deutch said he won't...
  • Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim

    Defense Contends New Affidavit Might Support Rowland Claim
    A federal judge has unsealed an affidavit in former Gov. John G. Rowland's ongoing campaign fraud case that Rowland is expected to use to support his contention that prosecutors failed to disclose or misrepresented evidence bolstering his claim of...
  • David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations

    David Gans: A simple plan to increase small political donations
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, five years ago Wednesday in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014,...
  • 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...
  • Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors

    Tax credit for $200 in political giving could encourage small donors
    The U.S. campaign finance system is badly broken and desperately in need of new solutions. In 5-4 rulings in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2010, and McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission, in 2014, Supreme Court Chief Justice...
  • The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision continues to echo

    The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision continues to echo
    Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission turns 5 this month, but the damage from the Supreme Court's revolutionary ruling on campaign finance is just beginning to be felt. Scholars and pundits will undoubtedly mark the anniversary with commentary...
  • For Republicans in California, goals come with a side of delusion

    For Republicans in California, goals come with a side of delusion
    Perhaps no profession leans on the power of delusion so much as politics. That middling crowd in a city of millions? Proof that they love me. That poll showing a looming loss a week before the vote? The only poll that counts is the one on election...
  • 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...