Rigging the Electoral System for the Rich

Rigging the Electoral System for the Rich

A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in ten voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.” While nothing about this number is surprising — except, perhaps, that it’s not even higher —...
Billionaires Score Big Win with McCutcheon Decision

Billionaires Score Big Win with McCutcheon Decision

The Supreme Court’s McCutcheon ruling dealt another 5-4 body blow to our democracy. To justify striking down limits that cap aggregate campaign contributions during a single election cycle, the Roberts Court ignored the way the world really works and made it far...
Hobby Lobby, Quit Your Needling

Hobby Lobby, Quit Your Needling

Hobby Lobby’s position is really quite dubious: Using God to get into your uterus. It’s needling its way into women’s health. It’s crafting strategies religiously stealth. The company’s lawyers tell SCOTUS this amounts to abortion, And...
First Things First

First Things First

In the four years since the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United v. FEC ruling, two things have become abundantly clear. First, we have a major democracy problem. Citizens United paved the way for unlimited corporate spending to distort our elections....
Worse than Watergate

Worse than Watergate

The U.S. Supreme Court is mulling a case that could end up giving America’s wealthy a perpetual green light to contribute as much as they want directly to politicians and political parties. Credit Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman who owns an electrical...
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