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09.04.2014 | 49 days ago | Posted at 09:11 AM

Documentary out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
Money always mattered in statewide and national elections. From the 1970s through the ‘90s, the realization that too much spending by large donors was warping democracy spurred a bi-partisan drive for campaign finance reform. Those days seem to be over. In the Citizens United decision (2010), a case of what the right wing otherwise denounces as “judicial activism,” the U...
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Group busted in California gave serious money to Wisconsin Club for Growth

In October, two dark-money groups connected to right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch were ordered to pay the largest campaign fine in California history for funneling undisclosed money into two ballot initiative campaigns. The organizations...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
 Anyone who thought Republican Gov. Scott Walker was going to rest on his right-wing extremist laurels after destroying decades of collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
Despite the kaleidoscopic proliferation of political media over the past decade, most of what Americans hear and read about the workings of our democracy can be politely termed superficial. Only very rarely does journalism fully penetrate the glittering illusions created by partisans on every side to reveal the...

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