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Supreme Court Doubles Down on Money as Speech
Originally Posted: 04/03/2014 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The Court has made its vision of the future of electoral politics clear. What is unclear is how Americans will respond to the increasing influence money is having in our political system. ...

In the Shadow of 'Citizens United'
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Several voices in the faith community have spoken out against the influence of money in American politics. As people of faith, we can identify multiple reasons why unlimited corporate political spending should ...

Lay Down Your Arms and Take a Stand
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

In this fight, the individual with the loaded AK-47 rifle may be only slightly less dangerous than the passive citizen, the average person who may think "something should be done about guns,” but fails to ...

Priorities of the First Presidential Debate: Q & A with Marianne Williamson
Originally Posted: 10/03/2012 - 7:29pm | Type: Blog

Marianne Williamson, a bestselling author and convener of the upcoming Sister Giant conference on women and politics, has called on President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney to address “a meaningful arra ...

Citizens United, Freedom of Speech, and the Liberation of Listening
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

As Paul Tillich once said, “The first duty of love is to listen," so for us to love our neighbors as Jesus’ proclaimed, perhaps we start not with preaching, but with listening, and thus showing an appreci ...

Rotten to the Core
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Nick Penniman With political integrity drowning in big money, it's too late for small tweaks. The whole system needs a reboot. ...

Three Ways to Rid Politics of Big Money
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Big money has corrupted our politics, and We the People want it fixed.   Corporations fronti ...

Money Unlimited
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

Campaign finance and the Citizens United decision A good history in The New Yorker of attempts at regulating campaign finance leading to the Citizens United case befor ...

Why Getting money Out of Politics is Good for Business
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Motions on the ballots at the annual meetings of Bank of America and 3M will act as referenda on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. From  Newsweek M ...