February 14, 2016

Richard Hasen on plutocrats in politics … Chuck McCutcheon on what the politicians really mean … and Bill Press interviews Charles Lechner of “People For Bernie.”

Law professor Richard Hasen is an expert on campaign finance law. He says the problem isn’t money in politics. The problem is BIG money in politics. Journalist Chuck McCutcheon has written a book essential to understanding the 2016 campaign: a dictionary of euphemisms politicians use to hide what they really mean. And Bill Press interviews Charles Lechner, an ex-Occupy Wall Streeter who now heads “People for Bernie.”

Richard Hasen

As Bernie Sanders denounces the effect of money in politics, campaign finance expert Richard Hasen says money doesn’t corrupt an office-seeker, but it does make a candidate viable.

Chuck McCutcheon

What does it mean when a politician says an idea is “counterproductive”? Journalist Chuck McCutcheon decodes this and all the other doubletalk of a political campaign.

Charles Lechner

Bill Press interviews the head of “People for Bernie,” Charles Lechner.

Jim Hightower

The inequality of TPP.

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