Super PACs! Steven Colbert has one; how bad can they be? The effect of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling is, well, profound. Given this murky political reality, the advent of corporate pershonhood, and the legal nontransparency of 501(c)(4) financial data, it does well to watch this funky music video, from nonprofit newsroom ProPublica, explaining how the whole process works.
The Disclose Act was filibustered in the Senate this week, and campaign finance reform set back again. Tell your Senators you want campaign finance transparency.