super pacs

Would Democracy Work Better If You Could Buy More Votes?

In Tuesday's election, millions of eligible voters didn't care enough to vote. Millions more were so energized they'd have voted twice if they could. So why not let them? University of Chicago economics professor Glen Weyl thinks letting people buy extra votes could be good for democracy, and our budget issues, too.

George Soros Bails Out the Democrats with $2 Million

Just when everyone thought that Soros was focusing on philanthropy and ignoring Democratic calls for cash because of a perceived snub, "The Man Who Broke The Bank of England" is back in action, rescuing the Democrats from an October in which they're severely outgunned financially.

Super PACs Are Super-Fly! Music Video Explains It All

Are you a bit confused about super PACS, those new political operations that have somehow taken over the U.S. election process? Well, in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rocks, ProPublica brings you "Oh, Super PACs," a 1970s-style video that answer all your questions.

Super PACs: New Rules, But an Old Political Game

Pundits have lately focused on the growth of super PACs -- and the power of the mega-rich men who fund them -- but the current business-sponsored presidential contest isn't unusual: There's a long and rich tradition of election-buying in American history.

Is Sheldon Adelson Trying to Buy the White House?

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has stirred up controversy recently for his $10 million in political help to the Newt Gingrich campaign -- but it's all perfectly legal. Still, with billionaires and corporations now able to make almost unlimited political donations, is the presidency for sale?