Friday, August 28, 2015

“Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints”

But the recent complaints could signal a shift from how the parties have approached complaints in the past. The source believes the creation of the American Democracy Legal Fund is a sign that filing FEC complaints could become an establishment-endorsed tactic in campaigns.
Source: “Parties Play Politics With FEC Complaints”

Voter selfies are great, but a secret ballot is greater

[Commentary] Selfies, that ubiquitous phenomenon of the current decade, have provoked countless discussions on generational shifts, humans’ narcissistic tendencies and the ability of technology to transform every interaction in our lives. Now they’ve provoked a constitutional question.
Source: Voter selfies are great, but a secret ballot is greater

Election 2016: Dumbing down American politics, Lawrence Lessig, and the Presidency

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by the Institute of Governmental Studies. Thomas Mann is also Resident Scholar at IGS.
Source: Election 2016: Dumbing down American politics, Lawrence Lessig, and the Presidency

The Trump question: How do self-financed candidates fair in elections?

Trump has pledged to self-finance, and so far he has loaned $1.8 million of his own money to his campaign. He's received just $100,000 in contributions from other donors.
Source: The Trump question: How do self-financed candidates fair in elections?

Larry Lessig's presidential campaign has already changed the campaign reform debate

As you may have heard, Harvard law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig is, maybe, running for president, identifying as a "referendum candidate" on the issue of political reform.
Source: Larry Lessig's presidential campaign has already changed the campaign reform debate

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Carly Fiorina's camp cries foul in attempt to get on debate main stage

The first GOP presidential candidate to go to war publicly with the Republican National Committee is not Donald Trump. It’s Carly Fiorina.
Source: Carly Fiorina's camp cries foul in attempt to get on debate main stage

Three Cheers for Citizens United!

It probably pleases Bernie Sanders each morning to wake up and realize the trajectory of his campaign shows that Chief Justice John Roberts and Antonin Scalia didn’t ruin the country in quite the way that progressive groups had feared in 2010.
Source: Three Cheers for Citizens United!