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March 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch highlight clips from Bill’s interview with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López on the origins of dog whistle politics and how it may be used in future elections. Continue reading

Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., grabs hold of his opponent's supporter as he departs his voting precinct in Raleigh, N.C., in this Nov. 6, 1990 photo. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)
February 28, 2014

Ian Haney López highlights six political ads from the last three decades that used racially coded language to help a candidate get elected. Continue reading

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February 28, 2014 | Blog

The GOP’s Southern Strategy has yielded some success, but ultimately race is just a single variable. Continue reading

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February 27, 2014 | Blog

The author and legal scholar says the infamous statement played into existing racial biases. Continue reading

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November 13, 2013 | Blog

It’s a great deal for the wealthiest, and a huge ripoff for the rest of us. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

Americans subsidize each other all the time and the biggest beneficiaries are the middle class and the wealthy. Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia (left)  arrives for a meeting with House Republicans in the Capitol in Washington on October 16, 2013.
October 29, 2013 | Blog

The Democrat’s version of health insurance would have been cheaper, simpler and more popular, so why did we enact the Republican version? Continue reading

A copy of a campaign finance report from the super PAC "Vermonters First." October 2012. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
March 19, 2013 | Blog

“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

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November 16, 2012

Former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter refutes the claim that money made little difference in the most expensive election in American history. Continue reading

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November 9, 2012

The election is finally over, so what happens next? Bill gets insight from both sides of the political spectrum. Continue reading

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November 9, 2012

Bill looks beyond the 2012 election with insight from the veteran journalist. Continue reading

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November 9, 2012 | Blog
Super PAC spending didn't always lead to success, and the millionaire and billionaire donors aren't happy to simply cut their losses.
A couple sits on chairs in a near-empty room to watch Fox News commentator Karl Rove on a big-screen television during a Republican Party election night gathering in the club level of Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. November 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 8, 2012 | Blog
It's unclear whether PACs pushed any candidate to victory. But they did raise the price tag of the election for everyone.
Left: Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, celebrates with family at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration in Columbus, Ohio. November 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Right: With his wife Ilana listening, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel concedes the race to Sherrod Brown on election night in the ballroon at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. November 2012. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)
November 8, 2012

Take a look at the five most expensive races this election cycle, and see if the PACs and party committees got what they paid for. Continue reading

Voters arrive and depart during early voting at a polling place at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. October 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 3, 2012 | Blog
With candidates in the final push to win over swing voters in key states, it's easy to forget that many Americans have already voted.
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