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There are 538 people with the fate of the election in their hands, and they can now seek counsel from high-powered lawyers.
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Lawrence Lessig's plea to members of Congress wasn't exactly diplomatic. The Harvard law professor was referring to the outside role fundraising plays in lawmakers' schedules, and surveys showing that the most people believe the current system keeps them from being heard.
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Even if we believe that self-funded campaigns are less prone to quid pro quo transactions between candidate and donor, surely a system where billionaire politicians hold extraordinary advantages over regular politicians is just as corrupt.
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"I may be known in the tiny corners of the tubes of the Internets, but I am not well-known to the American public."
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Black Lives Matter is roiling the progressive coalition.
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The Harvard legal scholar promised to quit if he passes his reform agenda.
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96 percent of Americans agree that it is important to reduce the influence of money in elections. Just about the only people who disagree are five Supreme Court justices and the corrupt Congress who got elected through that money. Otherwise, real Republican, Democratic and independent voters all agree: If you take a lot of money from someone, you are likely to do what they ask you to do. This used to be called bribery.
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So far there haven't been very many progressives willing to stick their head out there and say they're willing to take on Team Hillary. I understand that the Washington media is saying that she can't be beat. That's hilarious. Isn't that exactly what they said in 2008?
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WASHINGTON -- Silicon Valley executives who gave big money to a super PAC are facing blowback from one of its targets. The
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Crowdpac is spearheaded by Bonica and Steve Hilton, a former aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron. Hilton told The
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If I get one more email asking me for money to stop the Republicans from impeaching Obama, I may have to change my email address. And if I were a Republican, I'd probably feel the same way about an endless stream of emails asking for money to stop Obama from exercising dictatorial powers, to sue him, or possibly impeach him.
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But before they could start convincing the public or teaching themselves, Lessig and his super PAC, which lacks paid staff
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My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.
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Our government looks less and less like a democracy -- rule by the people -- and more like a plutocracy -- rule by the wealthy.People across the country are taking action. Here are seven ways you can help overturn Citizens United.
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If any good can come of this, it's the wider attention Aaron's death has brought to his struggle with corruption, and his efforts to create the tools needed to fix it.
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This story was updated to include comments from a statement from Swartz's family and a statement from JSTOR. Although JSTOR