Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Citizens United Debate

Katrina vanden Heuvel replies to Wendy Kaminer in the Nation here.

"I don’t begrudge Wendy Kaminer her determination to defend the Supreme Court’s wrongheaded decision in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. But I do wish that she would come up with her own arguments for why she thinks the justices were right to allow unlimited contributions from corporate treasuries to flood the electoral landscape—making it possible for the nation's most powerful economic interests to manipulate not just individual politicians and electoral contests but political discourse itself. Instead, she’s twisting my words, and those of former US Senator Russ Feingold, in hopes of suggesting that Feingold and I disagree about the Citizens United ruling in particular and the money-in-politics debate in general. In fact, Feingold and I are share precisely the same concerns."

Click here for Kaminer's post in the Atlantic. 

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