When Congress passed the National Security Act in 1947, it did so to protect American democracy from the growing power of the U.S. military. World War II had just ended, and Americans saw the danger of fascist states in which national government, military power, and
As this list shows, corruption is somewhat bipartisan, in case of the influence of United Technologies Corporation. In the current election cycle, however, the United Technologies PAC is giving two thirds of its money to Republican candidates, and just one third of its money to Democratic candidates.
Over the last 5 years, Delaware’s Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Coons has taken over one and a half million dollars from political action committees set up to represent business interests. That’s almost 5 times as much money as he’s accepted from labor union PACs. Is