CPA’s Fluid Methodology

The Center for Political Accountability (CPA) tells us that they are “the only group directly engaging companies to improve disclosure and oversight of their political spending.” To that end, they have released their annual Index of Corporate and Political Disclosure. The Index is an evaluation of the top 300 US companies on 24 variables indicating, […]

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A Response to Michael G. Miller

Barnard College political science professor Michael G. Miller takes issue with my recent op-ed on Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Program, in which I argue that the dearth of contested races in Arizona’s recent primaries suggests a failure of the program to transform politics as advertised, a claim bolstered by the Government Accountability Office (GAO)’s extensive […]

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Daily Media Links 9/26: Democrats chill free speech by halting Citizens United film, Court rules Walker witch hunt can resume, and more…

IRS Daily Caller: Gohmert: Lois Lerner Will Miss Eric Holder  By Patrick Howley “Additionally, he has prosecuted more people for leaking, which sometimes is an effort at whistle blowing, than all other attorneys general added together,” Gohmert said. “He has not only failed to investigate crimes and potential crimes occurring in this administration, he has been the […]

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Fiscal Times: Which Big Companies Are Keeping Their Politics a Secret? (In the News)

By Yuval Rosenberg Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the Center for Competitive Politics have pushed back against the emphasis on disclosure and suggested that campaigns to pressure companies into further disclosure are really aimed at limiting political participation and speech by businesses. “The Index is nothing more than a tool for […]

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Washington Post: Study: Major companies are increasingly disclosing their political spending (In the News)

By Tom Hamburger The Center for Competitive Politics criticized the newly released index as a “flawed and partisan measure of corporate accountability.” “Corporations have an obligation to do what is in the best interest of their shareholders, not comply with the demands of a non-profit that opposes speech by the business community,” said CCP Chairman Brad Smith, […]

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Daily Media Links 9/25: Dinesh D’Souza Enters the Bizarro World of Campaign Finance Censorship, Dark Money The Left’s unprincipled campaign against philanthropic privacy, and more…

In the News Washington Post: Study: Major companies are increasingly disclosing their political spending  By Tom Hamburger The Center for Competitive Politics criticized the newly released index as a “flawed and partisan measure of corporate accountability.” “Corporations have an obligation to do what is in the best interest of their shareholders, not comply with the demands of […]

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Cato Institute: The Senate’s Breathtaking Stab at Political Speech (In the News)

Serious or not, the U.S. Senate leadership’s attempt at curbing political speech would have dramatically reduced the range of political debate. Allen Dickerson of the Center for Competitive Politics comments on the failed amendment to the Constitution.   Listen…  

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The Arizona Republic: Let’s face it: Clean Elections has failed (In the News)

By Luke Wachob The independent Government Accountability Office studied these programs and found that public financing regimes in Arizona and Maine did not encourage new candidates or aid candidates challenging incumbents. On the contrary, “[t]here were no statistically significant differences observed for … contestedness (number of candidates per race) and incumbent reelection rates.” In addition, a Center […]

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Daily Media Links 9/24: The Senate’s Breathtaking Stab at Political Speech, Federal judge rules donor disclosure required for political documentary, and more…

In the News The Arizona Republic: Let’s face it: Clean Elections has failed   By Luke Wachob The independent Government Accountability Office studied these programs and found that public financing regimes in Arizona and Maine did not encourage new candidates or aid candidates challenging incumbents. On the contrary, “[t]here were no statistically significant differences observed for … […]

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New CPA-Zicklin Index Flawed

“Like asking a fox to offer ‘best practices’ for henhouses.” The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today criticized the newly released 2014 Center for Political Accountability (CPA-Zicklin) index as a “flawed and partisan measure of corporate accountability.” “Treating the CPA-Zicklin Index as a measure of ‘best corporate practices’ is like asking foxes to offer best […]

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