Posts by Adam Lioz

This week the Pew Research Center reported that candidate campaigns and outside spending groups have nearly a third more influence over narratives around presidential candidates'  characters...
August 24, 2012 | Adam Lioz
Congratulations to Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglass, and our other Olympic standouts. It’s great when Americans win gold at the Olympics. But, it’s not so great when gold wins elections...
August 2, 2012 | Adam Lioz
Despite no health care ruling—tune in on Thursday for that—it was a big day at the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to the Arizona immigration case, there were two very significant rulings...
June 25, 2012 | Adam Lioz
Last night the Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted unanimously to allow Americans to contribute to candidates and political organizations through text messaging.
June 12, 2012 | Adam Lioz
Speaking in Arkansas last night shortly after President Obama awarded him the Medal of Freedom, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens addressed the controversial Citizens United decision....
May 31, 2012 | Adam Lioz
Can technology rescue democracy from grip of the 1 percent? Can we text our way to fairer elections? Lobbyists, wealthy donors and the new Super PACs dominate U.S. elections. The Supreme Court has...
May 30, 2012 | Adam Lioz
On April 19th, a coalition of national voting rights groups working on behalf of Georgia residents and advocacy groups secured a landmark settlement to ensure that voter registration opportunities...
May 29, 2012 | Adam Lioz
I'm not generally big on tax cuts. For reasons my colleagues at Demos and The American Prospect explore here, we should generally be collecting more revenue (not less) to invest in the types of...
April 17, 2012 | Adam Lioz