Sep 06, 2018
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t think much of campaign-finance transparency, foreign money restrictions, or even contribution limits—leaving few political money fixes that may pass constitutional muster.
Aug 23, 2018
The political corruption wave that’s rolled ever higher under President Trump may be cresting soon, as judges and voters rediscover their enthusiasm for the rule of law.
Jul 26, 2018
Weaker disclosure rules at the Treasury Department are just one part of a big-money campaign to keep political spending in the dark—even as foreign money fears spike.
Jun 06, 2018
The Missouri governor’s political immolation could provide a roadmap for campaign finance reforms.
Mar 22, 2018
Donald Trump faces serious campaign-finance allegations involving Russian contributions and soft money, but the women he sought to silence may place him in his greatest legal jeopardy.
Mar 08, 2018
The best argument against repealing the Johnson Amendment comes not from the charitable sector, but from conservatives themselves.
Nov 22, 2017
The House’s repeal of the Johnson Amendment poses an existential threat to both charities and American elections.
Sep 29, 2017
Republican leaders are reeling from their primary loss in Alabama and the demise of their health-care bill, but they have only themselves—and their big donors—to blame.
Aug 03, 2017
Why progressives should learn to love “social welfare” nonprofits
Jun 15, 2017
In a system driven by big donors, a pioneering Seattle program hands the campaign-finance purse strings to average and even homeless voters.
May 04, 2017
As corporate political spending mounts, so does pressure on companies to disclose it—a movement Republicans want to stop.
Apr 27, 2017
Many anti-Trump groups have organized themselves as nonprofits, a move that could draw IRS scrutiny and undercut Democrats’ transparency message.
Jan 24, 2017
Record spending by secretive outside special interests in state supreme court races poses a stark threat to the impartiality of the nation’s courts.
Dec 01, 2016
From “Charity PACs” to soft money, Donald Trump and his GOP allies are just getting started on their campaign to roll back restrictions on moneyed interests.
Nov 17, 2016
Republicans control Washington now, but a string of successful campaign finance ballot initiatives at the state and local level has buoyed the democracy movement.
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