Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court justices behind the notorious decision struck down a century-old Montana law curbing corruption in politics. Last week, California became the largest state yet to officially join the movement to end Citizens United for good.
We have to do more than block bad laws. We need real voting reform to expand the franchise for the 21st century.
What the corporate departures mean—and don’t.
What we can do right now to strengthen our democracy.
Sarah van Gelder on a record season of corporate-funded political advertising and what it means for the 99 percent.
Tips for spreading your ideas without getting the runaround.
For corporations, paying for tax breaks is still the best investment around.
Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig discuss the Occupy movement, Citizens United, and our best options for real reform.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. eastern standard time and continuing until 1 p.m., Democracy Now! will cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Watch it here at YES!
Bill McKibben: Let’s be naïve enough to demand a country more like the one we were promised in high school civics class.
From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.
What’s the issue that unites the occupiers and the city they’re occupying? Getting corporate money out of politics.
The YES! Magazine editors are planning a new issue focused on practical ways to counter the power of corporations and Wall Street. Can you help?
A new law that puts voters in charge of breaking through political spin could be a first step in making policy decisions that work.
For more than a decade, a groundbreaking Clean Elections law has helped protect Maine politics from the influence of big money. But what’s happening now that big spenders have free rein to influence elections—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?