Stories tagged: Citizens United
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016
Election sullies high court’s independence
Every step closer to accepting ideological litmus tests developed in the heat of political campaigns erodes the foundations of the judicial branch.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016
Vote no on campaign initiatives
Two Washington state ballot initiatives deal with campaign finance reform. Our recommendations: Initiative 1464: This reform effort spans two dozen pages and tries to achieve many goals. Too many. Boiling …
THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2016
Dana Milbank: High Court bent on further eroding union power
Majority of justices willing to overturn a 40-year-old precedent, which will give the rich even more control over the country.
TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2015
Editorial: Political influence is a public concern
Montana case provides a rare peek into the shadowy world of anonymous political contributions. It’s a glimpse that should be everyday occurrence.
SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2015
Patience wins political battles
Activists can’t move the ball if they shoot for the end zone on every play.
FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012
Ills of Citizens United visible in Idaho election
Are corporations people, my friends? The battle over campaign disclosure in Idaho’s education-reform campaign is the latest skunky fruit of Citizens United. The organizers of a nonprofit corporation that raised …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
Campaign finance law doesn’t need party décor
A bill in Congress contains some ingredients for healthy campaign finance reform, but it’s ruined with gooey gamesmanship and a nutty partisan center. That’s too bad, because if the bill …