All Articles on Citizens United

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Ask the Chamber of Commerce: Why Is Too Much Not Enough?
Living in these United States, there comes a point at which you throw your hands up in exasperation and despair and ask a fundamental question or two: how much excess profit does corporate America really need? How much bigger do executive salaries and bonuses have to be, how many houses or jets or...
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Higher Corporate Spending on Election Ads Could Be All but Invisible
The Supreme Court recently freed corporations to spend more money on aggressive election ads. But if businesses take advantage of this new freedom, the public probably won't know it, because it's easy for them to legally hide their political spending. Under current disclosure laws for federal...
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The Power of Local
Local businesses are educating communities, changing economic policies, and even outperforming chain competitors.
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What Are We Bid for American Justice?
That famous definition of a cynic as someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing has come to define this present moment of American politics. No wonder people have lost faith in politicians, parties and in our leadership. The power of money drives cynicism deep into the heart...
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Fighting Back Against a Corporate Court
A recent Supreme Court decision may mark a turning point for our democracy. The decision on Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission could have been relatively limited. When it first arrived at the Supreme Court, it only required the Court to decide whether feature-length films on Pay-Per-...
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Rattle Obama With Primary Challenger
So you’re disillusioned with Obama. So you watched The Who play “Won’t Get Fooled Again” during the Super Bowl. So you’re mad, and you’d like to do something about it. Well, don’t sit around being a whiny liberal, the kind of softy Rahm Emanuel likes to insult. Don’t retreat into cynicism, either,...
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Democracy for Humans!
Fighting corporate power in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling
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Senate Proposal on Campaign Financing Not 'Best Remedy,' But a Start
Make CEOs Take Responsibility for Democracy-Warping Ads
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A Disadvantaged Class? The Corporate Speech Index
One of the most astounding passages in the Supreme Court's mind-boggling decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission -- the January decision holding that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend as much as they choose from their treasuries to support or oppose candidates...
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After Citizens United, is a Different Corporate Influence Our Only Hope?
Rethinking Ralph Nader's latest book in light of the Supreme Court decision
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