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Appeals Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Campaign Finance Laws

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter Madison, Wis. – In a ruling with stunning implications on political speech in Wisconsin and beyond, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals declared unconstitutional portions of state campaign finance laws restricting issue advertising. The 88-page decision handed down late Wednesday sides with Wisconsin Right to Life Inc. and its state political action committee,…

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SCOTUS gives another victory for Free Speech – removes aggregate campaign limits

The Supreme Court corrected some decades old wrongs today.  It restored free speech rights, by ruling aggregate limits on campaign contributions illegal, both for candidates, and political parties. The justices ruled 5-4, in a decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, that limits on the total amount of money donors can give to all candidates, committees and political parties are…

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Money in Politics – a skeptical view of campaign finance reform

In 1960 Thomas C. Schelling, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus at Harvard University, and co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics, published a profound little book entitled: “The Strategy of Conflict.” The book, inspired in large part by the Cold War and the impending nuclear doom of…

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Rick Perry Should Be Inducted Into the Pay-To-Play Hall of Fame

Since RMG denizens hate pay-to-play politics and corruption and cronyism, I thought you’d like this exposé explaining exactly why Republican Presidential candidate (new frontrunner?) and Texas Governor Rick Perry should be indicted inducted into the Pay-to-Play Hall of Fame: Over three terms in office, Mr. Perry’s administration has doled out grants, tax breaks, contracts and appointments to hundreds of his…

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What makes you want to keep donating to a campaign, or to stop donating?

We’re facing the end of campaign season, and fundraising is more important now than ever before.

Have you donated to a candidate in the past?  What makes you want to continue donating, or to stop donating altogether? Many candidates were able to phone their early supporters, which goes a long way towards ensuring their continuing support. Peter Schiff giving out…

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