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:

December 19, 2022: Charles Koch’s Campaign to Make Dark Money Even Darker
Center for Media & Democracy

December 15, 2022: ‘Dark money in politics an even darker place’ now, judges warn Washington Post

December 9, 2022: Billionaires had an extra $1 trillion to influence the midterm elections. Save American democracy by taxing extreme wealth Fortune

December 7, 2022: Democrats Urge Biden to Make Federal Contractors Disclose Dark Money Spending TruthOut

December 5, 2022: Outside groups spent record $93M on Wisconsin elections during 2022 midterms Wisconsin Public Radio

December 4, 2022: We should let voters decide on disclosure of dark money The Hill

November 30, 2022: Inequality and Dishonesty Will Kill Democracy SheerPost.com

November 25, 2022: Billionaires Provided 15 Percent of Funding for the Midterms Brennan Center for Justice

November 15, 2022: Right-Wing Dark Money Flooded the Midterm, But Young Voters Beat the Red Wave TruthOut

November 11, 2022: Campaign Finance Reform and the Work Ahead for Justice Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

November 9, 2022: Arizona voters approve measure to crack down on ‘dark money’ The Hill

November 8, 2022: A staggering amount of money has been spent on top Senate races in 2022 CNN

November 3, 2022: 465 Billionaires Have Pumped an Eye-Popping $881 Million Into the Midterms TruthOut

November 2, 2022: Sick of the attack ads? Thank the Supreme Cour Dave Zweifel via Cap Times

October 31, 2022: How to Save America From Extremism by Changing the Way We Vote Washington Post

October 22, 2022: Democracy’s Two Enemies Robert Reich

September 29, 2022: Hints of Republican Concern About Unlimited Campaign Cash NYTimes

September 22, 2022: 👉 The DISCLOSE Act Fails The Lever

September 22, 2022: VIDEO: American Oligarchs: Money In Politics | Meet The Press Reports NBC

September 19, 2022: The Senate Will Vote On Bill To Force Super PACs To Disclose Their Donors PoliticusUSA

September 2, 2022: The US has a ruling class – and Americans must stand up to it The Guardian

August 29, 2022: Here’s How We Can Fight Dark Money The Lever

August 29, 2022: Billions in ‘dark money’ is influencing US politics. We need disclosure laws The Guardian

August 11, 2022: Political ad spending is set to smash records in the 2022 midterms CNN

August 9, 2022: ‘Carrying water for private equity overlords’: Sinema received over $500k from before shielding industry from tax hikes Alternet

July 28, 2022: Since 2021, Big Oil Has Spent Over $200 Million to Sabotage Climate Action: Analysis Common Dreams

July 20, 2022: Can We Stop the 27 Men Who Run America? Thom Hartmann

July 18, 2022: DOJ Reveals That Trump Took Illegal Donations From China PoliticusUSA

July 13, 2022: Citizen Action of Wisconsin: New report shows Wisconsin trend of billionaires buying federal elections, putting democracy at risk WisconsinPolitics.com

July 10, 2022: The Republican party is terrible. So why may Democrats lose to them this year? Robert Reich via The Guardian

June 8, 2022: Wisconsin Billionaires Who Got a Monster Tax Break From Ron Johnson Are Now Spending Millions to Get Him Re-elected Up North News

June 1, 2022: How Democratic Senate candidates can put democracy on the ballot Washington Post

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 23, 2022: Boulder finally makes government BY the people work right Yellow Scene Magazine

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