`The First Amendment is not a stop sign against reform.'
- Campaign alternative. // Christian Century;04/04/2001, Vol. 118 Issue 11, p3
Discusses the need for an alternative campaign finance system in the United States. Information on the reform bill proposed by Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russell Feingold (D-Wis.); What the campaign reforms in Vermont, Maine, Arizona and Massachusetts offer to state candidates; Analysis...
- Reform gets rolling. // American Prospect;Jul/Aug99, Issue 45, p39
Focuses on the growth of the state-based campaign finance reform effort of Massachusetts and Arizona voters. Scope of the Clean Money campaign for the year 2000; Provision of state funds to candidates of statewide offices; Replacement of the special interest money by voluntary public financing...
- On the front burner. Carney, Eliza Newlin // National Journal;12/14/96, Vol. 28 Issue 50, p2707
Reveals that Americans support full, voluntary public financing of campaigns according to the study `Political Fortunes: A Public Voice on Money and Politics.' Attitude toward political action committees; Divergence between the public's view and that of campaign finance reformers.
- Q&A. WOODBURN, JEFF // New Hampshire Business Review;1/15/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p3
The article presents an interview with political activist Doris Haddock. On being asked about her feelings on her 100th birthday, she says that she keeps forgetting that she is that old. She says that If she would have been elected to the U.S. Senate, she would have finished her term. She...
- Public funding and democratic elections. Briffault, Richard // University of Pennsylvania Law Review;Dec99, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p563
Examines the role of public funding in democratic elections in the United States. Description and purpose of public funding; Relevance of public funding in the basic principles of democratic elections; Importance of designing a workable public funding system; Impact of campaign contributions on...
- Some problems with taxpayer-funded political campaigns. Smith, Bradley A. // University of Pennsylvania Law Review;Dec99, Vol. 148 Issue 2, p591
Examines issues related to government-funded political campaigns in the United States. Difficulties in designing a system of government financing; Questions of equality and corruption in the justification of tax financing; Effects of extending tax financing to congressional and senatorial races.
- Clipping Coupons for Democracy: An Egalitarian/Public Choice Defense of Campaign Finance Vouchers. Hasen, Richard L. // California Law Review;Jan1996, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p1
This Article proposes a market-based alternative to our current unpopular regime for financing federal election campaigns. Under the proposal, each voter receives vouchers for federal elections to contribute either to candidates directly or to interest groups; with limited exceptions, only funds...
- Why Campaign Finance Reform Makes No Sense. Sowell, Thomas // Human Events;11/24/2000, Vol. 56 Issue 43, p12
Focuses on campaign finance reform in the United States as of November 2000. Effect of the reform on elections; Definition and purpose of campaign finance.
- Campaign Finance Will Go Largely Unregulated in 2012. Roarty, Alex // National Journal;4/23/2011, p10
The article predicts the collapse of the campaign finance system in the U.S. with the holding of the 2012 election. It foresees the potential for Republican candidates to face pressure to reject public financing in the primary race. A cited reason for this is the tactical advantage being enjoyed...