A new report finds that the amount of money spent on lobbying and the number of registered lobbyists has dropped. But that doesn’t mean there’s less lobbying in the nation’s capitol. Continue reading
Do democracy and plutocracy mix? Bill Moyers has spent years digging into the corrosive effects of money and corporate influence on American politics, a well-traveled intersection that has become all the more significant in the aftermath of the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. How far back does the influence go and how much does it corrupt our democracy today? Explore these current issues with help from leading thinkers, investigative journalists and scholars.
“Follow the Money.” Deep Throat’s famous words are even truer today; money remains at the root of corruption in government and politics. In this audio interview, Los Angeles Times journalist Matea Gold talks about investigating Washington’s money trail. Continue reading
Michael Winship speaks with the former senator about what needs to happen before America is ready for another round of campaign finance reform. Continue reading