The Great Debate

Corporations may be progressive, but that still doesn’t make them people

April 6, 2016
A PayPal sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, California May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS LOGO)

A PayPal sign at an office building in San Jose, California, May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

A neat trick that makes political ads more effective

March 21, 2016

  A political ad against U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) plays on a television in a hotel bar in Columbia, South Carolina, February 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A political ad against Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plays in a hotel bar in Columbia, South Carolina, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

One possible weapon to ward off super PACs

November 12, 2015
Campaign buttons for Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are displayed prior to Bush formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri  - RTX1GM9F

Campaign buttons for presidential candidate Jeb Bush, displayed before Bush formally launches his campaign, in Miami, Florida, June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

When the Supreme Court is this wrong, it’s time to overrule them

June 2, 2015
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Police form a line after arresting demonstrators on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, on the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, in Washington, January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The real problem for Republicans: Too much money

May 4, 2015
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Left to right: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

Republicans have a problem for 2016: Too much money.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush expects to raise $100 million by the end of this month. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas raised $31 million in one week. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida pulled in $40 million in pledges. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker expects to raise $25 million by the end of June. As many as 14 other potential Republican candidates have also been busy raking in the dough.

Why Jeb Bush’s super PAC plan is potentially illegal

April 23, 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to the media after visiting Integra Biosciences during a campaign stop in Hudson, New Hampshire

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to the media during a campaign stop in Hudson, New Hampshire, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Soros: Big money can’t buy elections – influence is something else

February 10, 2015
An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator holds a sign as others gather during a national day of action "Occupy the Courts" in New York

A demonstrator holds a sign as others gather in Foley Square during a national day of action “Occupy the Courts” in New York, January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Are U.S. rivals hacking the American electoral system? Why it’s impossible to know.

January 21, 2015
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RSA SecureID electronic keys are pictured in a photo illustration taken in Singapore, June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Caronna

Welcome back to the bad old days of American politics – only worse

January 21, 2015
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Ben Holladay, Courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society; Charles Koch, REUTERS/Courtesy Koch Industries; Leland Stanford, Wikipedia/Courtesy of Bancroft Library, University of California – Berkeley

Money speaks louder than words, but that doesn’t make it ‘speech’

January 20, 2015
A voter arrives to vote at the fire house due to storm damage at the regular polling station from Hurricane Sandy during the U.S. presidential election in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

A voter arrives to vote at the fire house due to storm damage at the regular polling station from Hurricane Sandy during the presidential election in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Adam Hunger