While Democrats and Republicans on Capital Hill debate the merits of campaign finance reform, the Republican National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party are busy at work in federal court seeking to undermine the last remaining vestiges of federal cam
We own the airwaves. We, the public. Not GE, not Disney, not Westinghouse, and not Rupert Murdoch. But we lend them our airwaves for free, as trustees, in return for a pledge to serve the public interest.
Like the cock of the walk, Senator Mitch McConnell strutted across the Senate floor, preening his new First Amendment feathers and pecking to death the latest (and most modest) of campaign finance reforms set before that body.
The Senate killed campaign finance reform last week. Chairman Fred Thompson has the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee once again looking for fund-raising misdeeds. Now the committee is looking into the relationship between the Teamsters and the Democr
Measures to reform the way we finance political campaigns are dropping like flies. Buckley v. Valeo, the landmark Supreme Court case that occupies the field of campaign finance reform, has been invoked by courts at all levels to frustrate popular r
As a former campaign organizer, I recently appeared on some radio call-in shows to talk about political financing. The shows aired a common complaint -- that politicians have become slaves to fund-raising and TV advertising.
As irate voters lash out at politicians unwilling to end the corrupting influence of money on politics, they should realize that another obstacle blocks genuine reform: Buckley v. Valeo, a 20-year-old Supreme Court decision that prohibits campaign