Citizens United

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.

A Republican Post-Mortem: It's Demography, Stupid!

Joseph Yackley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Yackley

The exit polling data is clear. Apart from political party, no other measure explains the outcome of the election more than race and ethnicity. Not gender, not religion, not age.