Amazon Spent $1.5 Million Trying to Buy a City Council Seat
Amazon spent $1.5 million to beat Kshama Sawant and back its approved candidates. It may have ended up unifying its opposition.
Big Money Will Dominate the 2018 Midterm Elections, But It Doesn't Have to
Big money has corrupted our democracy, but campaign finance reform legislation at both the local and federal level can protect the interests of American citizens.
This App Alerts You When You Have Been Reading Too Many Conservative or Liberal News Stories
Social media news is making us dumber and more hateful, but reading stories that other people see may get you out of your political bubble.
Money in Politics is Corrupting American Democracy
Your vote is more important than ever in fighting back big money undermining the political process.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on Saving American Democracy
VICE Impact talks to the junior Senator from Rhode Island about money in politics, climate change, and making democracy work for you.
Hillary Clinton is raising millions from hedge funds, thanks to Citizens United
It's a stark contrast to her primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, whose campaign was fueled primarily by small donations and who vocally refused to create super PACs of his own.
How ExxonMobil and Airbnb Are Using the First Amendment to Fight Regulation
Corporations are arguing that government regulations and even fraud investigations violate their right to free expression.
Hundreds Arrested at US Capitol During 'Democracy Spring' Campaign Finance Protests
After organizing a march from Philadelphia to DC, Democracy Spring protesters occupied the US Capitol steps on Monday, calling for an end to corporate and dark money in politics.
Super PAC-Funded Jeb Bush Says There’s Too Much Anonymous Money in Politics
Bush, who has benefited more from super PACs than any other candidate, says US should overturn controversial 'Citizens United' ruling.
Brazil's Top Court Outlaws Corporate Contributions to Political Campaigns
Although touted by good governance advocates as vital to the fight against graft and malfeasance, others believe the ruling in Brazil will simply force campaign cash under the table.
Wisconsin Tribes and Environmentalists Put a Halt to a $1.5 Billion Iron Ore Mine Project
The company spearheading the project has closed its offices but the big-money behind it remains entrenched in Wisconsin — and beyond.