“Liberal donors eye new long-term investments in states and new voters to boost Democrats”

WaPo: A group of wealthy liberal donors who helped bankroll the Center for American Progress and other major advocacy groups on the left is developing a new big-money strategy that could boost state-level Democratic candidates and mobilize core party voters. … Continue reading

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“The Last Days of Disco: Why the American Political System is Dysfunctional”

Jack Balkin has posted this draft on SSRN (Boston U. Law Review).  Here is the abstract: Today, America’s political system seems remarkably dysfunctional. Many people believe that our 225-year-old Constitution is the problem. But what looks like constitutional dysfunction is … Continue reading

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“The Campaign Casino: Elections Have Become a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme, and the Press Is Missing the Story”

Lee Aitkin has written a new paper for Harvard’s Shorenstein Center.  Here is an excerpt: The 2012 campaign cycle was “the greatest windfall” for political operatives in American history, Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf has said—a $6 billion spending frenzy unmatched … Continue reading

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