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Save the Rich! The Poor Saps Who Lost Millions to Citizens United's Super PACs

The rich got conned by the Supreme Court and now these pillars of our economy are down multiple millions of dollars.

Do you know what you can do with $19.5 million? No? Neither do I. I have no idea. It's not really an issue for me.

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Super PAC Donors Unmasked: Who's Bankrolling The Presidential Election?

A handful of very rich men and women are shaping this year's election by giving large sums of money to powerful super PACs. So who are they?

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GOOD Talks: Lawrence Lessig on Money and Political Corruption

The Harvard law professor, political activist, and founder of Rootstrikers came by GOOD HQ to talk about his plan for reforming our political system.

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Harvard law professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig has made it his mission to fight the corrupting influence of money in government. He's the founder of Rootstrikers, a nonprofit devoted to reforming a political system in which ordinary people no longer have influence. He's also the author of the recent Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It, which looks at how wealthy special interests and changes in campaign finance laws have brought America to the position it is in today.

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The Upside of Citizens United: A Wakeup Call That Our Elections Are For Sale

Citizens United didn't change campaign politics that much, but it did expose how unsavory the nexus of politics and money have become.



It's the two-year anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court case that gave corporate the same free speech rights as people—including unlimited independent political spending.

Since then, there's been a good amount of pushback from progressives, worried that the decision could give small groups disproportionate political influence. Stephen Colbert has set up a mock superPAC to expose the corruption of campaign finance. Montana's Supreme Court just upheld a ban on corporate political expenditures in the state's elections. Activists across the country have planned events today and tomorrow, pushing for a constitutional amendment overturning the decision.

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