2021 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:

April 10, 2021: Is Democrats’ voting rights bill too big and doomed to fail? Even some who support it think so Salon

April 9, 2021: McConnell Has No Trouble With Corporate Speech—as Long as It Takes the Form of Bribery The Nation

April 8, 2021: The Man Who Waited 50 Years for This Moment The Atlantic

April 6, 2021: Jayapal Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United, End Corporate Personhood YubaNet.com

March 31, 2021: Republicans keep grip on Legislature despite Democratic spending spree Madison 365

March 30, 2021: How This Voting Rights Bill Could Turn the Next Election Into a Clusterf*ck The Daily Beast

March 29, 2021: Inside the Koch-Backed Effort to Block the Largest Election-Reform Bill in Half a Century The New Yorker

March 25, 2021: Fact check: Breaking down 10 claims about the Democrats’ elections bill CNN

March 25, 2021: Senators spar over For the People Act OpenSecrets.org

March 24, 2021: Three False Claims About the Federal Voting Rights Bill FactCheck.org

March 24, 2021: How Small A Minority Should Be Allowed To Rule? The Daily Poster

March 22, 2021: How Congress Can Better Represent the People Brennan Center for Justice

March 22, 2021: Democrats Now Dominate Dark Money Spending. They Still Want To End It HuffPost

March 21, 2021: Our Taxes Subsidize as Much as 74 Cents of Every Dollar Donated by a Billionaire TruthOut

March 17, 2021: ‘Dark money’ topped $1 billion in 2020, largely boosting Democrats OpenSecrets.org

March 12, 2021: Conservative Groups Launch Misinformation Campaign Against HR 1 Sludge

March 11, 2021: Faces of Small Donor Public Financing 2021 Brennan Center for Justice

March 4, 2021: How Dems Can Turn Filibuster Reform Into the ‘Moderate’ Option New York Magazine

March 3, 2021: Wisconsin GOP’s Misguided Move on Amending the Constitution Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

March 3, 2021: H.R. 1: The Path to Democracy in America The American Prospect

February 28, 2021: The Only Way Democrats Will Get Anything Done Robert Reich via Eurasia Review

February 26, 2021: Big Tech Shouldn’t Be the Arbiter of Our Free Speech Rights TruthOut

February 25, 2021: The For the People Act Is Popular, Pass It Right Away Crooked Media

February 25, 2021: Ranked-choice voting bill has bipartisan support WKOW Madison

February 18, 2021: March vote set for HR 1 as both parties harden democracy reform postures The Fulcrum

February 17, 2021: With Record $14.4B Spent in 2020 Elections, Wyoming Legislators Call For U.S. Constitutional Amendment Oil City News

February 16, 2021: Is giving our drinking water legal personhood the best way to protect it? The Counter

February 12, 2021: How American Corporations Used Courts and the Constitution to Avoid Government Regulation Promarket

February 11, 2021: Most expensive ever: 2020 election cost $14.4 billion OpenSecrets.org

February 11, 2021: The Two Faces of Charles Koch Republic Report

February 6, 2021: Money in Politics, One Month Later NYTimes

February 4, 2021: COVID, Campaign Finance, and Unfair Maps Wis. Democracy Campaign

January 28, 2021: Corporate America Should Immediately Cease All Political Spending, Says Reform Coalition Sludge

January 25, 2021: If We Don’t Pass H.R. 1, ‘We Are F*cked as a Nation’ Esquire

January 22, 2021: ‘A big deal’: Democrats reintroduce Constitutional amendment to overturn one of the Supreme Court’s most damaging rulings Raw Story

January 19, 2021: Please Don’t Follow This Money NY Times

January 15, 2021: Cruz and AOC Said They Would Propose a Lobbying Ban. So What Happened? The American Prospect

January 15, 2021: The surest way to end corporate America’s love affair with money in politics CNBC

January 15, 2021: Corporate America Presses Pause on Political Contributions Center for Public Integrity

January 13, 2021: How to Fix American Democracy Brennan Center for Justice

January 12, 2021: The First Amendment doesn’t guarantee you the rights you think it does CNN

January 12, 2021: Koch Network Says It Will Evaluate Future Support for Candidates Based on Actions Leading Up to Capitol Riot Wall Street Journal

January 11, 2021: Businesses rethink political donations after Capitol siege Associated Press

January 7, 2021: Republican Attorneys General Dark Money Group Organized Protest Preceding Capitol Mob Attack Documented.net