- December 18, 2015Political campaigns, as well as anonymous (and not so anonymous) millionaires and billionaires, are spending more and more on ads to influence the presidential election — and network heads are cheering them on.
- December 17, 2015The bipartisan budget compromise is a holiday giveaway to the wealthy.
- December 14, 2015She has a plan that she claims will reform Wall Street — but she’s deflecting responsibility from old friends and donors in the industry.
- December 13, 2015In a new petition, more than a hundred thousand Americans are asking the president to take action on special-interest money in politics.
- December 10, 2015The one bipartisan thing on which both Democrats and Republicans agree: at holiday time a little something tucked away in legislation in exchange for campaign largesse is the greatest gift of all.
- December 9, 2015The progressives that Clinton is clearly trying to win over need to keep pressing for bolder reforms.
- December 2, 2015
This post originally appeared at The Huffington Post. There's an old corruption joke that you'll find variations of in India, in Nigeria, in China -- I've heard versions from everywhere. A bureaucrat from China visits an Indian counterpart and sees the beautiful home and asks, "how did you get this beautiful house?" The Indian functionary answers, "Can you see that bridge?" "Yes" "10 percent," says the bureaucrat, smugly. Then, a decade later, the Indian counterpart returns the ...
- December 2, 2015Zephyr Teachout writes that while the state Assembly speaker has been convicted of corruption, he's only a small piece of New York's dishonorable system.