The truth on how American elections are bought and sold. Plus, Fred Wertheimer and the movement to restore ethics and integrity to government.
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Kimberly Reed’s film, “Dark Money”, is a powerful expose of the influence of anonymous donors in political campaigns. She says growing up in Montana gave her a front-row seat to the corrupting influence of money in politics and the perfect setting to tell that story.
Fred Wertheimer has played a key role in every major campaign finance reform and ethics battle in Congress since the post-Watergate reforms in the 1970s. He continues that career as President of Democracy 21, where he calls on Congress to restore integrity to governing.
A Tear-Jerker About the Housing Saga of Some Rich Jerks
The “old homeplace” is a classic theme of Americana, expressed in everything from Norman Rockwell paintings to Woody Guthrie’s powerful folk lament, “I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore.”
But for a heart-rending, modern-day version of the emotional pull of home, you can’t beat the poignant wail of a new song entitled: “The Low-down Down-home Atherton Rich Man Blues.” Warning: You might need a box of tissues to get through this sad saga.
The 25 Year Crack-up of the GOP
The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party is the new book by Washington Post Opinion Columnist, Dana Milbank. In this interview with Bill, he takes us from Newt Gingrich in 1990’s all the way to the GOP response to the Mar-a-Lago Search Warrant. And now we have one party that is not committed to our democracy.
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