A Tilted Landscape
As election season looms, with its attendant sound and fury, Democrats are trying to fight an unlevel playing field - and the increased abuses born of Citizens' United - with legislation aimed at making Super PACs (more) transparent. But the numbers discourage. New surveys show a majority of Americans believe we need new campaign laws, and both political donation and media figures - Republicans essentially own the news cycle - back them up. So do (telling) charts.