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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Clinton may defeat herself

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, presumptive Democratic nominee, theoretically should have little difficulty defeating Donald Trump.  He smashed the old political paradigm, casting aside political niceties and engaging in the...

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How Washington elitism could cost Clinton the election

Hillary’s nomination is of less historic significance than Trump’s hostile takeover of the GOP, while Sanders becomes a deciding factor in the Clinton-Trump general election.

Hillary becoming the first female candidate for president from a...

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