nmrsnr: Thanks, Citizens United, for making sure that the probability that local representatives have the interests of their constituents at heart is near zero.
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I watched The Campaign again yesterday and it felt less like incisive satire and more like a blueprint for the future.
yet_another_wumpus: Do you know who your State legislators are? How they voted? If not, this shouldn't be a surprise for you. Buying state and local governments has to be the deal of the century (three centuries running).
Saiga410: Organizations in Illinois, meanwhile, spent precisely zero dollars to advocate for or against several candidates who vied early this year to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., while outfits from everywhere but collectively burned through more than $2 million.Because ILians didn't care who was elected so long as it was not JJJ.
BarkingUnicorn: Would a Constitutional amendment be advisable to undo Citizens United? If so, how should it read?
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