A set of campaign consultants and insurance agents stand to profit from confusing Americans on the eve of the healthcare reform enrollment date. 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.
In a live webcast at noon ET today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Lawrence Lessig will discuss McCutcheon v. FEC, a case coming before the Supreme Court next month that is being called Citizens United 2.0. Continue reading
Pope Francis’s recent interview was interpreted by many as a “new direction” for the Catholic church and could have significant consequences for American political debates. Continue reading
A collection of interviews with politicians, policymakers, journalists and one ex-banker about the systemic flaws that led our economy to the brink of collapse. Continue reading
Many of the politicians who rail against SNAP in Congress bring home huge sums of federal assistance to their supporters. Continue reading
When legislators don’t abide by the open-records laws they enact, then “the public’s right to know” is a slogan — not a reality. Continue reading