Posts by Adam Lioz

No matter who wins each of the hundreds of elections today, one thing's for sure: a relative handful of large donors and spenders are setting the agenda and terms of debate, while the rest of us are...
November 4, 2014 | Adam Lioz
We’re entering high campaign season in what’s shaping up to be the most expensive midterm elections in American history.  Outside groups like Super PACs are on pace to spend 17 times what...
September 12, 2014 | Adam Lioz
Matea Gold reports in today's Washington Post that more than $11 million in McCutcheon Money has already flowed into this year's mid-term congressional elections.
September 2, 2014 | Adam Lioz
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost big yesterday to Tea Party candidate Dave Brat in his Virginia Republican primary. Cantor severely outspent his opponent (about 25-to-1), so some will point to...
June 11, 2014 | Adam Lioz
I am one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people dutifully locked to the indispensible Scotusblog each possible decision day waiting for the Supreme Court to announce its ruling in the critical...
March 26, 2014 | Adam Lioz
Since Citizens United unleashed a flood of corporate money into federal election campaigns, the public has been justifiably outraged at the ability of large economic institutions to wield undue...
November 8, 2013 | Adam Lioz
In an "Opinionator" piece in Sunday's New York Times, Joseph Stiglitz made the important point that economic inequality is the result of political decisions, not inescapable global conditions. His...
October 15, 2013 | Adam Lioz
Yesterday, in spite of official Washington being on lockdown, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on McCutcheon v. FEC—a case many are referring to as “Citizens United II.” The case is a challenge...
October 9, 2013 | Adam Lioz