campaign finance

Why Are There No Female Sheldon Adelsons?
The real reasons for the absence of free-spending women political donors
July 23, 2014

The real reasons for the absence of free-spending women political donors.

Conservatives Are Sacrificing Scott Walker for a Higher Cause
They want to eradicate fundraising restrictions—even if it costs the governor his job
June 24, 2014

They want to eradicate fundraising restrictions—even if it costs the governor his job.

The Hounding of Brendan Eich Gives New Cover to Defenders of Dark Money
April 08, 2014

Conservatives opposed to disclosure of political contributions like to play the victim. The hounding of Brendan Eich just made that a lot easier.

John Roberts Shows He Has No Idea How Money Works in Politics
April 02, 2014

And that's very bad for our electoral process.

It's Official: One Koch Brother Equals 515,000 Union Members
March 11, 2014

The statistic that conservatives don't want you to see.

Larry Lessig, Off the Grid
The superstar law professor is marching across New Hampshire to save democracy. Are you with him?
February 05, 2014

The jeans were a mistake,” says Lawrence Lessig, the superstar Harvard Law professor.

A Rare Campaign Finance Indictment
September 26, 2013

Something pretty remarkable happened Thursday morning in Ohio: Two businessmen were charged with serious violations of federal campaign finance law.

Guess How Much the Clintons Have Raised Since 1992
And here's how they spent it
September 24, 2013

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TNR Debate: Too Much Transparency? (Part VI)
October 19, 2009

I had hoped my essay, "Against Transparency," might have inspired something of a marriage between the transparency movement and campaign finance reform. To that end, I had offered something old and something new, something borrowed, and, as is my style, something blue. But like high school all over again, I have obviously fumbled on the first date Let's work this backwards. Something blue: Yes of course my piece is "worr[ied]" (Weinberger) and "gloomy" (Miller/Klein), even "dour" (Abrams), as the commentators say. Of course it is.