- Apr 26, 2016
This past Sunday, the TV show “60 Minutes” featured a segment on the fundraising demands facing members of Congress. In sum, how a member of Congress actually spends his or her time makes for a depressing job description.
Is Citizens United a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Bob McDonnell? The U.S. Supreme Court Will DecideApr 26, 2016
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in an appeal of McDonnell’s conviction on public corruption charges for accepting $175,000 in gifts and loans. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is hoping that Citizens United legalized bribery.
- Apr 25, 2016
The current state of American elections is deeply troubling, and it’s the result of many failures in our government. But there are steps we can take now to ensure that democracy survives.
- Apr 15, 2016
The Voting Rights Institute sent a letter this week to the Department of Justice calling on it to investigate the Daphne City Council’s possible voting rights violations
- Apr 11, 2016
Terrorists, Russian oligarchs, and even cats could find a way to funnel money into U.S. elections, thanks to lax U.S. rules for shell corporations and a deadlocked Federal Election Commission (FEC) that refuses to enforce the law.
- Mar 14, 2016
The District of Columbia Republican Party extended polling hours for its Saturday presidential nominating convention, accommodating the religious practices of Sabbath observant Jews.
- Mar 9, 2016