Political scientists have measured the public’s trust in the federal government consistently, using measures that are largely unchanged since the 1960s.
Political Lobbying articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political lobbying is a legal practice of petitioning the government enshrined in the Constitution but has been supersized in the modern era by well-financed lobbies having outsized impact on government decision making. Efforts to highlight and correct the oversized impact that the powerful few have over government will be highlighted in this section. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
The impact of mega-farms on rural economies and our natural environment is generally horrible. The impact on generations of family farmers is devastating.
Hedge fund wealthy individual donors gave nearly $690 million to outside groups that poured money into influencing the 2018 midterm elections.
Koch Industries, the parent company of the private conglomerate has increased its spending on federal lobbying by 35 percent so far this year.
Around 40 entities lobbied for bitcoin and blockchain-related causes in the United States in Q1 2019, political news site Roll Call reported on April 30.
Maybe some scary specter could visit some of these scroogelike CEO’s in the middle of the night and fly them around the poorer sections of our nation while dressed in their sleeping gowns to underline the critical need of our constituents.
Before the end of her term as FEC Chair, Caroline Hunter joined the Democracy Works podcast to explore the relationship between campaign finance and democracy.
Unleashed by 2010 Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to make political contributions about companies pumping million into campaign committees.
NRA has relied on fear mongering and misinformation tactics to transform its agenda from supporting gun safety to advocating unrestricted gun rights.
CLC Action filed suit on behalf of Giffords against FEC for failing to announce actions against NRA for using shell corporations.