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How Super PACs and Candidates Legally (and Illegally) Coordinate Their Efforts

In its ruling in the Citizens United case of 2010, the Supreme Court decided that organizations that are wholly independent of candidates could spend unlimited sums of money to influence elections because, in the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy, “independent expenditures do … Continue reading

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On The Issues: Where Each Presidential Candidate Stands on TPP

While it is debatable whether Americans largely approve of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – the massive free trade agreement comprising 11 other countries — it is undeniable that the presidential candidates are responding to Americans’ concerns about economic insecurity in staking out … Continue reading

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Who Bucked the Party Line In The Republican Primary Debates?

The first question in the GOP primetime debate was a revealing one. When asked whether the candidates would pledge to support the eventual nominee, only one of the ten candidates on stage raised his hand to signal he would not: Donald … Continue reading

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There is Bias in the Media…It’s Just Not A Liberal Bias

Tige Richardson’s recent piece on the media’s dismissive attitude toward Bernie Sanders’ campaign is the latest evidence against the myth that there is a liberal or left-wing bias in the mainstream media. And while its transparent, unanimous, and extremely premature declaration … Continue reading

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