The Scandal of Political Money…

(NOTE: This is the first of two parts on political spending by independent expenditure committees and how this practice has perverted...

The Scandal of Political Money…

(NOTE: This is the first of two parts on political spending by independent expenditure committees and how this practice has perverted...

Sunshine…

The half-life of a failed political campaign is normally about 15 minutes. You lose and you’re forgotten pretty quickly even though the...

Sunshine…

The half-life of a failed political campaign is normally about 15 minutes. You lose and you’re forgotten pretty quickly even though the...

A Black Box of Questions…

My Lewiston Tribune column of October 19, 2018 ————- Paulette Jordan, the Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, has created in a...

A Black Box of Questions…

My Lewiston Tribune column of October 19, 2018 ————- Paulette Jordan, the Democratic candidate for governor of Idaho, has created in a...

The Appearance of Influence

“…this Court now concludes that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the...

The Appearance of Influence

“…this Court now concludes that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the...

John Roberts: History is Calling

The U.S. Supreme Court this week confronts partisan politics and history in a way that will profoundly impact the court as an institution...

John Roberts: History is Calling

The U.S. Supreme Court this week confronts partisan politics and history in a way that will profoundly impact the court as an institution...

The Winner Is…

How far we have come, or perhaps fallen. The Republican romp across the electoral map yesterday may or may not prove to be a defining...

The Winner Is…

How far we have come, or perhaps fallen. The Republican romp across the electoral map yesterday may or may not prove to be a defining...

Playing the Hand

First the admissions: Democrats – thank Nancy Pelosi as well as the president for this – completely lost control of any coherent message...

Politics of the Oligarchs

The intersection of money and politics, both at the fringes and at the center of our democracy, has often led to full-blown scandal....

The End of Spending Limits

The Court heard arguments yesterday in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a sort of sequel to the 2010 Citizens United case that...

Nothing Succeeds Like Excess

Don’t get me wrong, I love the biggest big city in the world. It’s the capitol of everything from food to finance, but New York is also...

Following the Money

David Cay Johnston calls the “unfortunate tendency…to quote people accurately without explaining the underlying context.” The story of...

Historic

Roberts: The Chief Makes History There will be days and days of analysis – some of it even important – of today’s historic Supreme Court...

Endless Money

Corporations Really Are People While the nation holds its collective breath over the fate of Obamacare (hint, it’s going down) the...

It’s the Money, Stupid

On the presidential campaign trail in 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain regularly invoked Theodore Roosevelt as his role model. “I count...