Campaign Finance

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Norway now holds the title of the world's happiest country, according to a new report that also outlines how Republican proposals to gut safety nets, enact tax windfalls for the rich, and attack public education—as well as bipartisan failures in terms of the global war on terror and campaign finance—are making happiness further out of grasp for...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Demos report authors explain how "these decisions quite literally transformed the American political system." (Photo: Michael Coghlan/cc/flickr)
With the pending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shaping up...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
With Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing set to begin in...

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...