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But do transparency and smarter government have the power to effect major changes?
Raising money is still the first and most vital task of a campaign, so the hysteria conveyed by these emails is based on real desperation.
Why don’t Democratic efforts in state and local politics stick?
Han and McKenna have written a history of the Obama campaign in which the candidate himself has little more than a cameo.
Outrage tactics such as the ‘hate retweet’ have value, even if they risk elevating the worst voices.
Rates of participation in politics are still at or near historic lows after decades of skyrocketing campaign spending.
The "independent" expenditures in the midterm elections are record-breaking
The interesting thing about the Challenge is that most of the participants do not seem particularly motivated by empathy.
Investigating money in politics is a little like studying dark matter.
Sports are an excellent tool for thinking through tricky ethical and political questions.
A response to Archon Fung and Anthony Fowler.
Data can give a sense of scale to political debate.
The most consequential and controversial questions in politics are not amenable to fact-checking.
Lawrence Lessig walked across New Hampshire to put campaign finance reform back on the national agenda.
The problem is that it is not anybody else’s responsibility, either.