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Federalist: Why ‘Getting Money Out Of Politics’ Hurts The Little Guy (In the News)

Brad Smith So perhaps the biggest lesson of Maryland’s Eighth District is not that spending doesn’t determine winners and losers (although it doesn’t), nor that spending is necessary to get new voices into the system (it often is), nor that spending can make races less equal, but it can also make them more equal (it […]

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Daily Media Links 5/19: Ben & Jerry’s Just Started A New Political Fight In North Carolina, Trump’s deal with the RNC shows how big money is flowing back to the parties, and more…

In the News Federalist: Why ‘Getting Money Out Of Politics’ Hurts The Little Guy Brad Smith So perhaps the biggest lesson of Maryland’s Eighth District is not that spending doesn’t determine winners and losers (although it doesn’t), nor that spending is necessary to get new voices into the system (it often is), nor that spending […]

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Daily Media Links 5/17: De Blasio Campaign Finance Scandal Illustrates Root of Money in Politics Problem, Billionaires lining up for Trump aren’t sure where to send their money, and more…

Corruption Reason: De Blasio Campaign Finance Scandal Illustrates Root of Money in Politics Problem Ed Krayewski The apparent relationship between de Blasio’s city government and Dussich and his company reveal a pernicious aspect of money in politics often omitted in critiques of campaign finance that seek to limit the free speech end of the transaction. […]

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Daily Media Links 5/16: The IRS’s Donor Lists, Trump backers face ‘scam PAC’ charges, House to hold IRS ‘impeachment’ hearing for Koskinen over Lerner emails, and more…

CCP Are Plutocrats Really Uniting? Paul Jossey Researchers found majorities of rich and average people actually agreed on 89.6% of the bills in the data set instead of 78%. Where they disagreed, economic elites ‘won’ 53% of the time, the middle class 47%. And when the rich win it is not, as Hasen suggested, skewed […]

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Daily Media Links 5/13: A Climate Courtroom Crusade Scorches Due Process, News media give free ride to anti-Donald Trump video, and more…

Executive Abuse Wall Street Journal: A Climate Courtroom Crusade Scorches Due Process Philip Hamburger Six months ago, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a subpoena demanding that Exxon Mobil turn over records concerning its research on climate change. In March, Mr. Schneiderman took the predictable next step, announcing that a coalition of attorneys general […]

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Daily Media Links 5/12: Trump Proves Super PACs Can’t Buy Elections, But Free Media Can, Facebook free speech, Undesirable Alternatives, and more…

Independent Groups Federalist: Trump Proves Super PACs Can’t Buy Elections, But Free Media Can Daniel Payne But if Super PACs can’t unduly influence elections—if it’s all just a fever dream in Bernie Sanders’s head—that doesn’t mean our electoral process can’t be wildly skewed due to certain types of campaign expenditures. Donald Trump has proven this […]

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Tax Analysts: Should Political Nonprofits Disclose More Frequently? (In the News)

Paul C. Barton In an ideal world, say advocates of campaign finance reform, there would be more frequent and thorough disclosure of nonprofits’ political spending… But the idea of quarterly reporting ought to be a non-starter, said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics. “This mania for more reporting is getting completely out […]

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Daily Media Links 5/11: Remember that study saying America is an oligarchy? 3 rebuttals say it’s wrong., Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says, and more…

In the News Tax Analysts: Should Political Nonprofits Disclose More Frequently? Paul C. Barton In an ideal world, say advocates of campaign finance reform, there would be more frequent and thorough disclosure of nonprofits’ political spending… But the idea of quarterly reporting ought to be a non-starter, said David Keating, president of the Center for […]

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Daily Media Links 5/10: Political inquisitions on the rise, Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News, and more…

Free Speech Richmond Times-Dispatch: Political inquisitions on the rise Editorial Board Now congressmen are getting in on the act. Three of them — California’s Maxine Waters, Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, and Texas’ Al Green — recently wrote to the Federal Trade Commission demanding an investigation into advertisements they don’t like. The advertisements advocate reforms to the […]

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Huffington Post: Two Very Different Donalds, One White House Goal (In the News)

Carrie Levine, CPI Former colleague Jones, while stressing that he isn’t familiar with the details of McGahn’s representation of Trump, said part of McGahn’s job is obviously dealing with the intricacies of arcane campaign finance law…  “Sometimes, the popular answer may not be the right answer. There’s a difference between making a sound bite about […]

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