Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: Citizens United

Wall Street donor influence shows unprecedented growth 10 years after Citizens...

After a candidate is elected, mega-donors look to influence public policy, which occurs fairly regularly in politics

As Citizens United turns 10, we need candidates who will fight...

Thanks to a class of reformers elected in 2018, we’ve already begun that process.

How Citizens United got us Trump

Why the past 10 years were the anti-democracy decade.

‘Democracy for all’ constitutional amendment would “wipe clean the dark stain...

Today, Senate Democrats introduced the Democracy for All Amendment, a proposed Constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens...

In step toward ending dark-money elections, court to review case that...

"For nearly a decade, the SpeechNow ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has allowed big money donors to evade federal campaign contribution limits and corrupt even further our political process."

State of money in politics: Billion-dollar ‘dark money’ spending is just...

The dark money landscape is more than just direct spending, hundreds of millions more is being funneled through other kinds of groups that don’t fully disclose their donors.

How Scott Walker made Wisconsin the national poster child for dark...

"Citizens can't exercise their right to self-governance if we don't know who is funding our representatives."

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 14

15 groups account for nearly all dark money, Trump claim Democrats rigged hurricane death toll, Bezos commits fraction of $163B fortune to help homeless, and more.

Who is largely responsible for the deterioration of the US Congress?...

The problem is that far too many Americans do not feel any such obligation and that’s why so many incompetents and corporate-controlled politicians keep getting elected again and again.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, July 4, 2018

New ICE policy gives immigrant families a cruel choice, two more government agencies ax climate change from their websites, a majority of Americans want Citizens United overturned, and more.

POPULAR

Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man

“An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives blast right-wing narrative...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."

The real problem with Bill Gates and neoliberal optimism

The progressive left needs to confront the fact that plutocratic philanthropists like Gates care much more about preserving the systems that continue to multiply their wealth.