All Articles on Citizens United

Company executives enjoy virtually a free hand to make decisions about allocating funds for political purposes and those purposes are naturally guided by the executives' own political preferences. (Photo: David Ohmer/flickr/cc) Views
Reassessing Corporate Social Responsibility
Neither voluntary nor mandatory social responsibility can substitute for public policies, including business regulation, formulated by representatives whose campaigns are financed by true citizens.
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Legalized Political Corruption Is So Much Bigger Than Trump: A Journey in 7 Charts
It's time for a democracy movement that directly attacks systemic corruption by depending not on specific leaders but on a grassroots movement that both produces leaders and holds them accountable.
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A much bigger bribery scandal is played out every day in America with nary a peep from the media. It’s the way billionaires and big corporations buy not just college admissions but tax cuts, deregulation, and hundreds of billions in government subsidies paid for with our taxes. (Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty Images) Views
The Big American Bribery Scandal Isn't Felicity Huffman's $15,000
While bribing your child’s way into an elite college is pretty bad, it pales in comparison with the millions of dollars in bribes paid every hour in America at the federal and state level so billionaires and big corporations can get the laws they want.
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The list of problems getting buried by money is nearly endless.  Gun control; health care; a living wage; the high cost of education; endless war; each is rooted in the power of the oligarch’s coup, and each is a function of money in politics. Views
The Plutocratic War on People: Centrists and Conservatives are Ignoring the Giant Elephant in Our National Living Room
The best analogy I can think of to characterize what passes for political “debate” in America these days, is a bunch of people stuck in a rubber life raft with a big leak hissing away, drifting in the midst of a vast ocean surrounded for as far as they can see by starving sharks, while a few “...
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Over 120 Groups Call on Congress to Back Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United
"America needs to be responsive to the people, not to corporations and special interests, or it is no longer a democratic republic."
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Trade organizations are using nonprofit tax rules to wriggle out of disclosing spending, according to a new report. News
'Distressing': Report Details How Trade Organizations Plow Billions in Unaccountable Cash to Lobby Lawmakers
"People forget about them because they've just been there [collecting] large sums of money for a very long time."
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Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment to 'Wipe Clean the Dark Stain' of Citizens United
"To restore our one-person-one-vote democracy, we must pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and stop this country's slide to oligarchy."
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Planet of the Surreal: Turning 75 in the Age of Trump
You don’t have to be a scientist anymore to grasp the nature of the new planet we’re on.
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Trump's a Racist—But We Knew That. Now What?
Victory in 2020 will be all about turnout, and turnout will be determined by whether or not Democrats address voters' real concerns
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how could Trump get reelected, and how could democracy get wiped out in the USA? (Photo: AP) Views
How a Trojan Horse Project to Rewrite Our Constitution Could Actually Happen if Trump Wins in 2020
It’s looking more and more like the endgame here for Trump—and the right-wing billionaires who support him and the GOP—is not just to get reelected, but to actually rewrite our Constitution and end the American experiment
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