A vendor that provides key services for Maryland elections has been acquired by company linked Russian oligarch
Money Politics articles on Democracy Chronicles
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Policy drawing complaints that government resources are being used to undercut political rivals
If things are chaotic the rich can do whatever they want with less resistance. Most importantly, they are hell bent on accumulating all future income and, since Reagan, they have done a cleanup job of this endeavor.
Billions of federal taxpayer dollars to gp to for-profit companies in order to implement Trump’s executive order
Corrections industry influence, felony disenfranchisement and prison gerrymandering undermine democracy
A great interview on how the current immigration crisis is tied to a successful year for private jails
I have a friend who was in seminary and he told me one of his professors had said, ”democracies rise and fall by the morals of its people”. I believe this to be true, but why have so many Christian and Republicans sided with the cause of evil?
The current condition of our country leads me to believe that we are at the end of this empire; not too far removed from the example the Roman Empire left behind. All the Senators are gathering their last minute bribes.
OpenSecrets is offering a bounty for money-in-politics anomalies found in federal data by anyone who is interested
Revealing the secretive way that employees negotiated with beer and liquor companies to underwrite the effort