Advocacy groups need to quit the horse race, focus on better outcomes for us all | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 21, 2021

Wins on bills are good. Fixing gerrymandering and campaign finance reform is even better.


Pennsylvania’s courts need more diversity, not dark money | Kadida Kenner

BY: - November 21, 2021

If Judge Lori Dumas wins a recount, she'll be the Commonwealth Court's first judge of color in more than a decade.

Politicians quit Congress, but their ‘zombie’ campaigns stagger on with millions in the bank

BY: - December 20, 2020

The FEC asked the zombies’ treasurers to clarify their plans for the committees and potentially pay back any charges that could be classified as personal expenses, which would be a misuse of campaign funds.


Toomey, Rendell’s call for term limits won’t fix our politics. These two moves will | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 8, 2020

Toomey, Rendell pitch term limits as a cure for our politics. It'll really take structural changes that neither would willingly embrace.

Campaign Finance 101: How big money influences our politics, and how small money could be an answer

BY: - September 30, 2020

Money is everywhere in American politics. It funds the campaign ads interrupting your streaming service, the glossy brochures clogging your mailbox, as well as the incessant buzzing of text messages imploring you to vote.


Why the left needs to abandon its zombie argument on toppling Citizens United | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 11, 2020

Arguments about money in politics are a deflection on the left's failure to elect genuinely progressive candidates and enact genuinely progressive policies.