Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faced off Tuesday to pitch their respective views about recent changes in campaign finance legislation to the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Reid pushing a constitutional amendment to offset the impact of big money in politics and McConnell pushing back.
These days it's easy to be jaded by our political system. So why does Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva have a positive outlook?
The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting.
It's a shame that the Republican majority on the Supreme Court doesn't know the difference between an oligarchy and a democratic republic.
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What does the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision this week have to do with Friday's jobs report, showing 192,000 new jobs for March?
If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful McCutcheon decision by the five Republican appointees to the Supreme Court wouldn’t be as dangerous.
For a large and bipartisan majority of Americans, the increasing power of money in politics is deeply troubling. But not for the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court, whose members appear to regard the dollar's domination of democracy as an inevitable consequence of constitutional freedom -- and anyway, not a matter of grave concern.
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