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Richard L. Hasen

Why the law can’t trump the power of money in American politics.

After the Other Shoe Drops

When the Supreme Court decided Citizens United v. FEC last fall, holding that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend money in candidate elections, analysts were divided over how much the case was going to affect U.S. elections. Writing in the July/August issue of The American Interest (as part of its extensive coverage of […]

What the Court Did—and Why

Since 1976, when the Supreme Court decided the seminal case of Buckley v. Valeo, the Justices have been locked in what both sides see as a Manichean struggle over the constitutionality of campaign finance regulation. On one side are those Justices who view the world of politics as fraught with corruption and undue access for […]

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Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

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