2022 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:

May 18, 2022: How Russian Oligarchs, The Saudis, And China Are Swaying American Elections Robert Reich via Eurasia Review

May 16, 2022: The Supreme Court just made it much easier to bribe a member of Congress Vox

April 12, 2022: How Public Campaign Financing Empowers Small Donors Nationwide Brennan Center for Justice

April 12, 2022: Obama Was Right About Citizens United Brennan Center for Justice

April 7, 2022: Wisconsin United to Amend: Red Springs votes to amend the U.S. Constitution WisPolitics.com

April 6, 2022: Rightwing-backed Judge Wins State Court of Appeals Seat Wis. Dem. Campaign

April 6, 2022: Dark money: the quixotic quest to clean up US campaign financing The Guardian

April 6, 2022: Nonprofit Group Takes Aim at Foreign Money in Politics Sludge

April 4, 2022: An unprecedented amount of special-interest money has flowed into Green Bay’s city election. It won’t let up soon Green Bay Press Gazette

March 28, 2022: Joe Manchin Is the Embodiment of Justice John Paul Stevens’ Warning About Citizens United Esquire

March 22, 2022: The Pandemic Made the Rich $1.7 Trillion Richer The Nation

March 21, 2022: The ‘Doom Loop’ of American Oligarchy Lynxotic.com

March 18, 2022: How to use the Constitution to rein in American oligarchs and save democracy Washington Post

March 17, 2022: Where Does American Democracy Go From Here? NY Times

March 14, 2022: How a Murdoch Hopes to Save American Democracy NY Times

March 14, 2022: Koch Industries continues doing business in Russia Popular Information

March 8, 2022: How Supreme Court Radicalism Could Threaten Democracy Itself Slate

February 11, 2022: The Supreme Court Seems to Think Discrimination Is When You Try to Remedy Discrimination The Atlantic

February 11, 2022: President Jimmy Carter Joins Majority of Americans in Supporting a Proposed U.S. Constitutional Amendment to Address Election Spending American Promise

January 26, 2022: Since “Citizens United,” Billionaires Are Spending Nearly $1B More on Elections Truthout

January 24, 2022: On Citizens United anniversary, legislators and advocates call for reform Wisconsin Examiner

January 21, 2022: Twelve Years Since Citizens United, Big Money Corruption Keeps Getting Worse Common Dreams

January 18, 2022: What Happens When Democracies Become Perniciously Polarized? Carnegie Endowment for Peace