Tag: Citizens United
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: Somebody Give Bill Gates and Drew Faust a Copy of Citizens DisunitedMay 2013
The new book by “class traitor” Robert Monks shows a system at its breaking point—and names the twenty-four Americans who can fix it.
Kim Barker: In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate SeatDecember 2012
With control of the Senate at stake, liberals hit the streets and bought ads for a libertarian candidate who likely siphoned crucial votes away from the Republican challenger.
Robert Reich: The Billionaires’ Long GameDecember 2012
America’s rich may have lost this round, but they’ll be back.
Robert Reich: Why BP Isn’t a CriminalNovember 2012
A timely reminder of the consequences of treating corporations as people.
Tana Wojczuk: Mitt Romney as Shakespeare’s CoriolanusNovember 2012
In the aftermath of Sandy, it’s time to reevaluate what it means to be dependent on government.
Tom Engelhardt: Democratic MockpocalypseOctober 2012
This year’s presidential campaign is bigger and louder than anything we’ve ever seen before.
Stephen Engelberg and Kim Barker: The Flood of Secret Campaign Cash Isn’t All Citizens UnitedAugust 2012
The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.
Robert Reich: What’s the True Meaning of Patriotism?June 2012
Does loyalty to Grover Norquist count as patriotism?
Robert Reich: Corporate FeelingsJune 2012
Mitch McConnell takes the corporations-are-people ethos to a new level. Now, corporations can do more than speak—they can feel.
Robert Reich: The Big-Lie Coup d’EtatJune 2012
There is a massive campaign to discredit President Obama in advance of the 2012 election, and thanks to the Citizens United decision, there is no way of telling who’s behind it.
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: America Doesn’t Need Another CREEPMay 2012
Watergate led to a grassroots effort to clean up Washington. In the wake of Citizens United, and with the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, is it time to act again?