Campaign Finance

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant may be heading to electoral defeat after a sustained campaign against her candidacy by Amazon.
"It's supposed to be a democratic process and it's not a democratic process when Amazon can contribute that much to basically a small election."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Biden attacking the grassroots-funded daughter of a janitor as an 'elitist'...
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
A case in Alaska could go to the U.S. Supreme Court and possibly overturn Citizens United.
"This decision gives Alaskans and all Americans a chance to revisit those...


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...