For decades now, nearly all federal campaign finance reports have been filed electronically so we can find out as soon as possible who’s been getting funded by whom. I say “nearly all” because there’s a lone holdout: the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate allows its members to file campaign finance reports on paper, which […]
When politicians tell you that they “want the states to decide” on an issue, what they really mean is that they want the lobbyists to decide. […]
Ben Carson says he was the only student to pass an honesty test in Perceptions 301. There was no such class as Perceptions 301. […]
The filing of campaign finance reports electronically instead of on paper may not seem like a big deal. Who cares about the format, as long as information is made available, right?
If you care about the influence of big money contributors on national politics, you should care about this issue. The United States Senate, unlike […]
Police in many regions of the United States regularly treat African-Americans as if they are criminals, even when there is no evidence of actual criminal activity taking place. Now, Comey is presuming that African-American protesters are encouraging criminal activity, even though he doesn’t have any actual evidence to support his case. […]
Lucky you, have the power to outsource work through an American company that profits from the economic and social vulnerability of people living in the Philippines. After all, you wouldn’t want to pay more than $9 per hour to have someone write “personal” replies to someone that you don’t care enough about to write to yourself, right? […]
There are hardly any restrictions to big money flows in political campaigns left, but one of the few remaining is this: the unlimited cash sources called “Super PACs” cannot coordinate with presidential campaigns. They must operate independently.
The non-profit Center for Public Integrity has released a report uncovering a direct connection between the Presidential campaign […]
As we’re getting closer to the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries, Donald Trump is having to hurry to assemble the practical political apparatus that his opponents in the Republican nomination contest already have a great deal of experience with. Trump is getting some special help with this task, however.
Last month, Scott B. […]
It was apparent in 2009 that almost all of the money used to oppose marriage equality in a Maine ballot initiative in Maine that year came from outside the state. 86.4% of the $1,193,323.83 raised by Stand for Marriage Maine in the 3rd Quarter of 2009 came from just four sources:
1. The Knights of […]
Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission finally — after a five year delay — allowed the implementation of a 2010 federal law requiring America’s largest publicly-chartered corporations to disclose the ratio of the pay of their CEOs to the pay of their average workers. Due to further SEC intransigence, the won’t actually see […]