Campaign Finance

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Google is amassing huge amounts of personal user data while simultaneously accruing big-time political clout, a new report from Public Citizen confirms. " Mission Creep-y: Google Is Quietly Becoming One of the Nation’s Most Powerful Political Forces While Expanding Its Information-Collection Empire " (pdf) looks at the ways Google is accumulating...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
A slew of progressive candidates were elected in Richmond, California on...

Further

A year after the death of Aaron Swarz, who convinced him to take up the fight, academic and activist Lawrence Lessig has launched the MAYDAY Citizens' SuperPAC, an ambitious campaign to fight corruption in American politics by raising enough money - starting with $1 million in 30 days - to elect legislators who will pass meaningful campaign finance reform. Likening the effort to leaping off a high building, but also "the beginning of hope," Lessig describes his "unstoppable walk to political...