More Dysfunction at the FEC

The Republican and Democratic commissioners at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) are locked in another public dispute.  While this has become depressingly routine, the agency’s inability to function at almost any level is no small matter.

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Officials shouldn’t be beholden to special interest groups

The problem isn’t that members of Congress travel too much. In fact, they probably should travel more. The issue is who pays for the travel.

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Campaign Finance and the Social Contract

There is a deep connection between the old news about the rapidly growing income and wealth gap in this country and the Supreme Court¹s decision (McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission) on Wednesday, April 2 ruling unconstitutional the longstanding (forty years) and regularly reaffirmed aggregate limits on how much an individual can give to all federal candidates and their parties in any election cycle.

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President Obama & Eric Cantor Deserve Each Other

This is a day when President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) deserve each other – and I don’t mean that in a good way.

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Video: Do Ethics Count?

People who want "a little bit of corruption" to break gridlock in Washington or their local statehouse simply do not understand what makes our democracy great.

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