Help Bring Democracy To America

By: Friday July 9, 2010 6:01 pm

We like to think that we live in a democracy, but the sad reality is that the US is a democracy in much the same way that the UK is a monarchy. The American voter has become a figurehead who controls very little, if anything.

New Campaign Will Spend up to $15 Million to Push Public Financing of Elections

By: Friday July 9, 2010 4:00 pm

Two groups–Common Cause and Public Campaign–are willing to spend up to $15 million on a much-needed push for the Fair Elections Now Act, which would provide voluntary public financing of federal elections.

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