2020 Articles

The Citizen’s United v FEC decision by the Supreme Court opened the floodgates to campaign spending by deep-pocket anonymous donors. The following articles and reports portray the aftermath of this decision:

July 1, 2020: Billionaires Spent 41 Times More On 2016 Election Compared To 2008 Forbes

July 1, 2020: Why Do the Rich Have So Much Power? Paul Krugman via the NYTimes

June 17, 2020: The D.C. swamp has gotten swampier under Trump, report finds Raw Story

June 17, 2020: Why isn’t PG&E getting the death penalty? Raw Story

June 3, 2020: Montana’s tough donor disclosure law survives at Supreme Court The Fulcrum

May 28, 2020: Trump Admin Finalizes Rule That Could Protect Foreign Dark Money in Elections Sludge

May 26, 2020: ‘Dark money’ groups dodge reporting requirement in new regulations Politico

May 20, 2020: The Coronavirus Crisis in the U.S. Is a Failure of Democracy Time

May 15, 2020: Dems’ Health Insurer Bailout Follows Bundled Checks from the Industry’s Lobbyists Sludge

May 5, 2020: On Wisconsin! 17 More Communities Join Call for an Amendment American Promise

April 24, 2020: Campaign to Overturn Citizens United Keeps Racking Up Wins Sludge

April 17, 2020: Plain Talk: How long can Republicans ignore the people’s voice on redistricting? The Capital Times

April 16, 2020: Northwoods Voters Provided Clear Direction On Referendum Issues WXPR Rhinelander

April 16, 2020: Coronavirus Lays Bare The Staggering Class Inequalities That Divide America The Appeal

April 15, 2020: Dems’ Health Insurer Bailout Follows Bundled Checks from the Industry’s Lobbyists Sludge

April 9, 2020: American Democracy May Be Dying Paul Krugman via N.Y. Times

April 5, 2020: Dark Money Pours Into Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Sludge

April 4, 2020: 17 communities to vote on ‘We the People’ April 7 Monroe Times

April 3, 2020: Supreme Court right to uphold Seattle Democracy Vouchers The Hill

April 2, 2020: Chris Abele: ‘You’re Stuck with Me’ Shepherd Express

March 31, 2020: Poll: 57% of voters say US political system works only for insiders with money & power The Hill

March 26, 2020: 17 Wisconsin Communities to Vote on Overturning Citizens United Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

March 13, 2020: This week’s Viewpoint letters Northwoods Star Journal

March 13, 2020: Former Judge Resigns From the Supreme Court Bar Slate

March 4, 2020: Fighting corruption can unite the American people The Fulcrum

March 2, 2020: Seventh District residents find common ground on campaign finance reform, national issues New Jersey Echoes Sentinel

February 26, 2020: Group organizes to get dark money out of politics Advance Titan

February 25, 2019: Radical Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Rewrite Passes Wisconsin Assembly Center for Media & Democracy

February 19, 2020: Wisconsin Assembly again approves call for Constitutional convention The Cap Times

February 5, 2020: Time to Reverse ‘Citizens United’ and Corporate Constitutional Rights Rep. Pramila Jayapal via The Nation

February 1, 2020: More Money, More Problems for Democracy The New York Times

January 30, 2020: America’s democracy is failing. Here’s why Vox

January 27, 2020: Take the Money and Run The American Prospect

January 26, 2020: “Unhappy Birthday” event for Citizens United 10 year anniversary Channel 3000

January 21, 2020: Citizens United in Wisconsin: a decade of disaster Matt Rothschiled via Wisconsin Examiner

January 21, 2020: Another Date That Will Live in Infamy: On the Tenth Anniversary of Citizens United The Montana Post

January 20, 2020: I’m a conservative against Citizens United The Hill

January 18, 2020: Unhappy anniversary to Citizens United Matt Rothschiled via GazetteXtra

January 14, 2020: More money, less transparency: A decade under Citizens United Open Secrets

January 12, 2020: Ten years on, Citizens United ruling has changed U.S. politics — but not in the way many feared Los Angeles Times