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The Lone Wolf Campaign Predators of 2010

The election season of 2010 has seen an explosion of independent expenditures for and against congressional candidates, and the donors to the groups that mount these independent expenditures are largely invisible thanks to recent campaign finance deregulation. Tracking and comparing donors between groups is the easiest way to uncover patterns of coordination and possible corruption [...]

DailyKos continues to feature anti-Chevron Stories Despite Ads

In January of 2008, I wrote a quick note expressing disbelief that the website DailyKos would feature advertisements from Chevron. I wanted to know why Markos Moulitsas, head of the profitable corporation running Kos Media, would choose to give its advertising space to greenwashing ads that are incompatible with the political viewpoint of the website. [...]

Monique Hoeflinger of Equality Maine on Marriage Equality Campaign Strategy

Last week, as part of a “community conversation” in the city of Auburn Maine, Monique Hoeflinger of Equality Maine shared the strategic vision of the NO on 1 / Protect Maine Equality campaign to preserve Maine’s new same-sex marriage law. My transcription of her remarks (including embedded video where these were shown to us) follows:

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Maine House Takes up Same-Sex Marriage Bill Today

Voting begins today in the Maine House on same-sex marriage bill LD 1020 after strong support in public hearings and approval by the Maine Senate. Look for the bill to pass, if not today then this week: support is strong among Maine Democrats, who have a majority in the legislative body. Representatives of the Catholic [...]