Sunstein Criticizes Lessig and Warren on Whether the System is “Rigged”

Cass Sunstein: It is unquestionably true that money often distorts political outcomes, because it plays an intolerably large role in the political system. Warren, Sanders and Lessig are right to emphasize that moneyed interests sometimes block desirable action. As Nobel … Continue reading

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“Ethics probe finds California Rep. Honda may have mixed official and campaign business”

WaPo: A congressional ethics panel announced Thursday that Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) may have improperly used tax-payer funded congressional staff and resources for campaign activity in 2012 and 2014. A report from the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) found that there … Continue reading

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“Texas Two-Steps All Over Voting Rights; It says it can make voting as difficult as it wants to, and any law that says otherwise is unconstitutional.”

I have written this piece for Slate.  It begins: In 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, one of the most important pieces of legislation in U.S. history. It contained key protections for minority voters, especially blacks, who had been effectively … Continue reading

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“New James O’Keefe video sting catches Clinton campaign being kind to a Canadian”

Weigel: Conservative undercover journalist James O’Keefe has released the second in an ongoing series of videos inside Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The latest from Project Veritas Action accuses the Democratic frontrunner’s director of marketing and FEC compliance director of breaking … Continue reading

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