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How Dark Money Works

Since the Supreme Court ruled in 2010 in the Citizens United case that political contributions are speech and should be protected, the floodgates of anonymous political contributions have opened. But does absolute funding corrupt absolutely?

Why NPR Exhibits Bias

The Cato Institute has a blog post from Michael F. Cannon entitled, "Why Some People Think NPR Exhibits Bias." I can't tell if he's being facetious or just generous by including "Some People Think" in his title. He cites a reporter using the Bush-era tactic used to name the USA Patriot Act (e.g., the, "What you don't like America?" method of shaping public opinion). The reporter called a campaign finance reform lobbyist a "good-government lobbyist" twice, points out Cannon, meaning she's working against the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.