Big money mocks one person, one vote

That whoosh you hear is the sound of money, gobs of it, flying from wellheeled donors to political candidates and "independent" committees on behalf of candidates.  The roar is increasingly deafening especially when the money is coming from corporations and superPAC's (and, to a lesser extent, labor unions.  Corporations, Mitt Romney explains to us, are …

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The Supremes Hit a Sour Note

Even as a First Amendment virtual absolutist (with the usual crying-fire-in-a-crowded-theater exceptions), I find it hard to believe there won’t be a flood of bad results from the recent Supreme Court decision lifting limits on corporate spending on behalf of political candidates. Before McCain-Feingold and other post-Watergate restrictions on corporate spending, we have images of …

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