2012 Election on Track to Be Most Expensive on Record

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 10:55 am

We are definitely on track to having the best democracy money can buy.

Members of Congress Aren’t Like You and Me – They’re Rich

By: Thursday March 10, 2011 8:40 am

As long as being able to spend lots of private money is almost a prerequisite for winning an election, the wealthy people with lots of private money to spend on elections are going to make up a vastly disproportionate number of winners and people with influence in the process.

Why is Daniel Inouye Raising Money For Senator Toobz?

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 12:01 pm

So Daniel Inouye is traveling to Alaska to headline a fundraiser for Republican Ted Stevens. How delightful. Who needs a supermajority anyway?

After having backed Slummy Joe before he didn’t, you’d think Inouye would learn. But I guess he has his reasons

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