Campaign

Johnson's hacking bill is a step in the wrong direction

Rep. Hank Johnson's bill aimed at preventing the hacking of voting machines would designate voting technology as critical infrastructure, allowing the Department of Homeland Security to directly oversee and standardize measures...

Read More...

What Our presidential candidates can learn from Elmo Zumwalt

Next month, the remarkable legacy of United States Navy reformer Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. will be honored when the Navy commissions the USS ZUMWALT (DDG 1000), a guided missile destroyer and the first ship to be named for the late admiral who...

Read More...

Vigilant companies can avert Watergate scandal replay

The Watergate Hotel reopened recently after a sparkling $125 million facelift, complete with guest key cards saying, “No need to break in.” For well-heeled business leaders visiting there, a pithier...

Read More...

The disclosure wars

When the New York Times unveiled its  two-part series accusing think tanks and corporations of “influence peddling” with demands for further disclosure, I could not ignore the timing of its release. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s...

Read More...

Ending Congress’s Telemarketing Culture

The American people are sending a clear and resounding message in this 2016 election cycle: We absolutely must change the way we do politics in America if our great nation is going to survive. Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle...

Read More...

No platforms-as-usual

Dear Republican and Democratic leaders:

Please listen to my plea as you come together to create your Presidential Party platforms. While it is tempting to make these a laundry list of opposing policies, I urge both our Democrat and...

Read More...

The First Amendment and a phony foreign threat

Those opposed to free speech are once again threatening to use the Internal Revenue Code and the IRS to chill First Amendment freedoms. This time they raise the imaginary specter of election involvement by “foreigners.” The battleground is a...

Read More...

The emerging fundraising rebellion

This is a year of political rebellions. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the two biggest examples. And one of the few issues that unites them is driving the other rebellion: a rejection of political fundraising.

Some members have...

Read More...

What happened to Renee?

Following nearly eight years of job-killing and opportunity-crushing policies and regulations coming from Washington, Americans from all walks of life and all 50 states have grown accustomed to one simple axiom: elections have consequences.

...
Read More...

Pages