Campaign Finance Reform

May We Have A Word, Mr Trump?

Daniel Weeks | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

It's been seven years since the legendary American reformer, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, passed away at age 100, but at such a time as this, she would most certainly have something to say. After living through two world wars and the threat of nuclear annihilation - and then walking across America for democracy in her ninetieth year, undaunted by arthritis and emphysema - Granny D knew what she stood for and wasn't afraid to speak.

Electoral Reform Is British Politics Next Big Challenge

Chris Whiting | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Not only has the current FPTP voting system proven to be irreflective of the British electorate's views time and time again, those 'chosen' Members of Parliament then have to have their decision making ratified by a house of privileged Lords in the government's upper house.

15 Years Later, the Long Walk for American Democracy Continues

Daniel Weeks | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

Fifteen years ago this week, a ninety year-old woman with arthritis and emphysema completed an historic march on Washington, DC. Her cause was as old, and as bold, as the republic she loved: restoring American self-governance so that people of every age, race, class, and creed could have their voices heard in Washington. Her name was Granny D.

Let's Make History in the Senate This Week

Daniel Weeks | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

The American people understand that politics should not be the preserve of men alone, of whites alone, or of a wealthy few. It is only a matter of time before we will overturn Citizens United. I urge all senators, Republicans and Democrats alike, to hasten history and vote in support of a Constitutional Amendment this week. Our democratic rights as a free people are at stake.

Money, Like Water, Always Finds an Outlet - McCutcheon, the New Citizens United

Harry Brown | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

When the Supreme Court returns for a new term in October, a new case will enter the political vocabulary for all those in Washington. For if the Justices rule in favour of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, it will depressingly open another floodgate for political campaign contributions.

The US Elections Are A Seven Billion Dollar Scandal

Gareth Edmundson | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Politics
Gareth Edmundson

To every American citizen that reads this article on Huffington Post and beyond, I just want to plant this thought. $7 billion is currently being spent on nothing more than hot air.

Democracy 2: The First Problem with Elections - The Money Angle

Roslyn Fuller | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Politics
Roslyn Fuller

Now that open conflict is more or less a matter of mopping up, the focus in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya will now turn to elections, just as it did in Ira...