Philadelphia Inquirer and Bloomberg Articles on Small Donors

Philadelphia Inquirer Put limits on campaign cash Editorial Board September 27, 2012 Congress failed to take up the unfettered money that has reached scandalous proportions in this election cycle before recessing to get on the campaign trail. But a bill has been introduced that could provide an alternative to politicians’ dependency on the huge amounts …

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Ny Times: The Power of Anonymity

The New York Times The Power of Anonymity July 17, 2012 Two years ago, Congress came within a single Republican vote in the Senate of following the Supreme Court’s advice to require broad disclosure of campaign finance donors. The justices wanted voters to be able to decide for themselves “whether elected officials are ‘in the …

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USA Today: Disclose Secret Campaign Finance

USA Today Editorial: Disclose secret campaign finance July 6, 2012 Everybody’s watching what’s expected to be by far the most expensive presidential campaign in history, and not without a dose of horror. Freed by the Supreme Court from spending limits, all manner of special interests are opening the spigots to buy influence. But the bigger …

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LA Times: Disclosure and Democracy

The Los Angeles Times Disclosure and democracy Sen. Mitch McConnell is wrong. It’s a good idea to reveal who is paying for political ads. June 20, 2012 In its reckless Citizens United decision in 2010, the Supreme Court divided 5 to 4 in holding that corporations could spend unlimited funds to influence elections. But in …

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“A GOP bait-and-switch on disclosure,” an op-ed by Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt

The Washington Post A GOP bait-and-switch on disclosure By Fred Hiatt June 17, 2012 First, a confession: Though a longtime member of the Church of Campaign Finance Reform, I have from time to time been tempted by the sect of Unlimited Donations, Unlimited Disclosure. Republicans always dangled this apple in the most alluring way. Political money …

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