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Oh, I See. NOW They Care.

Monday, October 25, 2010
Some of us having been harping about campaign finance reform, well, since forever. And we're always told that it's too boring, too technical, that the voters don't care about it, that it's a "process story" and we should focus on more important things.

Then the Supreme Court guts a century of campaign finance laws and the Democrats get buried under an avalanche of undisclosed corporate ads. And suddenly it's an issue.

I'd be full of self-satisfaction at being vindicated if the consequences weren't so appalling. It's not this electoral cycle I'm concerned so much about. It's the survival of the republic.

Posted by Arbitrista @ 6:05 PM
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