Big Pharma tycoons Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson have spent the most, each contributing more than $7 million to defeat California's Drug Price Standards Initiative, or Proposition 61.
Never call it dark money. “Private giving” sounds better. This and other suggestions appear in internal documents from conservative groups fighting against more transparency in campaign finance.
One of the most prominent of Republican elites in the country is calling on the donor class to rescue the party. Game’s over, voters: The oligarchs will decide this election.
The reality is that one vote on the Supreme Court is all that stands between us and the creation of a system that values average citizens’ voices and election integrity.
The hundreds of millions of dollars flooding our elections isn't just deciding who wins or loses - it's deciding whether or not our economy is rigged.
President Obama is said to be considering an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending. He should sign it immediately. But he should go further.
If you don’t think the accelerating takeover of our politics by big money affects public policy in the real world, you are too innocent to be let out of the house by yourself.
For Chevron, and for corporate America in general, it is important to defeat those of us working for grassroots democracy. They become threatened when a community mobilizes, as we have done in Richmond; they become threatened when elected officials are serving in office who cannot be bought; and they become...
"By reversing Citizens United and related cases, this amendment will advance the basic principle of ‘one voice-one vote’ that is integral to our democracy.”