All Articles on Citizens United

In last November’s midterm elections, voters across the United States overwhelmingly backed a range of pro-democracy measures. Views
House Hearings Begin for Historic Anti-Corruption Bill
It’s the first time in decades that either party has made comprehensive reform a central priority
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With Trump Seen as 'Symptom Not a Cause,' US Rank Plummets on Global Corruption Index
"The U.S. is experiencing threats to its system of checks and balances, as well as an erosion of ethical norms at the highest levels of power."
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Attendees hold signs as they listen to speakers during a rally calling for an end to corporate money in politics and to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, at Lafayette Square near the White House, January 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C. News
Nine Years After Citizens United, Calls to Overturn 'Horrendous' Decision and Pass Pro-Democracy HR1
"Until Citizens United is overturned, the corporate oligarchy will maintain the power to block the policies favored by the majority of Americans."
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10 Things We All Lose If Bernie Chooses Not to Run in 2020
What policy issues would be off the table? What demands for transformation would be watered down?
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Watch a few hours of national cable TV media, and—outside of a very few shows—odds are you won’t hear any detail of actual policy whatsoever. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
4 Reasons the Corporate Media Refuses to Talk About Things That Matter
And how we can restore to America a rational media landscape
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The vast accumulation of wealth at the top is matched by inordinate concentrations of political power. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Right that Tax Justice is Key to our Democratic Prospect?
There is so much wealth and income parked among a few at the top that sums in the neighborhood of 100 billion a year can be raised quite easily
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The Wall was never anything but a campaign slogan cooked up by aides to keep Trump on message. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Trump’s Delusion About the Wall That Never Was
There never has been a serious plan to build a Wall. And there never will be a Wall. And that’s just fine with Trump, as long as he continues to keep the Wall as a political cudgel.
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American Democracy Seems Rigged Because It Is
Why we must get big money out of politics
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 Most of the reforms have been proposed by Democratic lawmakers to counter abuses pioneered or deployed this century by Republicans—whether extreme gerrymanders, voter suppression, or stealth financing—or rulings from the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that have deregulated campaigning. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Views
Democrats in Congress Unveil Ambitious Plan to Fix Our Election System
The new House Democratic majority will introduce H.R. 1, the most comprehensive democracy reform legislation seen this century
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In Bid to 'Get Big Money Out of Politics,' House Lawmakers Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
"From gun violence to healthcare costs to climate change, the issues Americans care about have been held hostage by wealthy special interests. No more."
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