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Campaign finance reform
Luna, Christopher.
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New York : H.W. Wilson, [2001]

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viii, 198 pages ; 26 cm.
A history of federal campaign finance law / Anthony Corrado -- Money troubles / Dan Froomkin -- Designed for impotence / Joshua Wolf Shenk -- Scandal of the past, present and future / Ellen Miller and Micah Sifry -- Got money? / Ron Schaumburg and Timothy Kelley -- Movin money around Washington / Steven and Allison R. Hayward -- The new money game / Romesh Ratnesar -- Tobacco and its money have minority allies in New York / Clifford J. Levy -- Social In-security / Common Cause -- Bought and paid for / Mark Hertsgaard -- Corporate cash pours into conventions / Mike Allen -- Campaign overhaul mired in money and loopholes / Karen Foerstel and Peter Wallsten, with Derek Willis -- Double down: a look at soft money fund-raising by leadership PACs / Holly Bailey -- The reform quandary / Jeremy Lehrer -- One cheer for soft money / Steven E. Schier -- The First Amendment is not a stop sign against reform / Bob Schiff -- Campaign finance reform: faulty assumptions and undemocratic consequences / Bradley A. Smith -- Campaign primer's first lesson: cash flows from contacts / Guy Gugliotta -- Free money / James V. DeLong -- A look at... roadblocks to campaign reform / Milton S. Gwirtzman -- The first step in campaign finance reform: fix the FCC / Pat Choate -- Profiteering from democracy / Charles Lewis -- Senate approves disclosure measure / Helen Dewar -- Taking offense / Jonathan Cohn -- The hard fight against soft money / William Greider -- Political reform comes from communities / Ric Bainter and Paul Lhevine -- Clean money in Maine / Marc Cooper.
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Reprinted from magazines, newspapers, and other popular media, 27 articles provide a range of views on the history of campaign finance in the US, the soft money of political action committees and issue advocacy, the debate over campaign finance reform, and steps toward reform. A bibliography, list of web sites, and abstracts of additional articles identify sources of deeper study. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

Anthony CorradoDan FroomkinJoshua Wolf ShenkEllen Miller and Micah SifryRon Schaumburg and Timothy KelleySteven Hayward and Allison R. HaywardRomesh RatnesarClifford J. LevyCommon CauseMark HertsgaardMike AllenKaren Foerstel and Peter Wallsten and Derek WillisHolly BaileyJeremy LehrerSteven E. SchierBob SchiffBradley A. SmithGuy GugliottaJames V. DeLongMilton S. GwirtzmanPat ChoateCharles LewisHelen DewarJonathan CohnWilliam GreiderRic Bainter and Paul LhevineMarc Cooper
Prefacep. vii
I. The History of Campaign Finance in the U.S.p. 1
Editor's Introductionp. 3
1) A History of Federal Campaign Finance Lawp. 5
2) Money Troublesp. 18
3) Designed for Impotencep. 26
4) Scandal of the Past, Present and Futurep. 32
II. Soft Money: PACs and Issue Advocacyp. 35
Editor's Introductionp. 37
1) Got Money?p. 39
2) Moving Money Around Washingtonp. 42
3) The New Money Gamep. 44
4) Tobacco and Its Money Have Minority Allies in New Yorkp. 47
5) Social In-Securityp. 52
6) Bought and Paid Forp. 54
7) Corporate Cash Pours Into Conventionsp. 59
8) Campaign Overhaul Mired In Money and Loopholesp. 63
9) Double Down: A Look At Soft Money Fund-Raising by Leadership PACsp. 73
III. The Debate Over Campaign Finance Reformp. 77
Editor's Introductionp. 79
1) The Reform Quandaryp. 81
2) One Cheer for Soft Moneyp. 88
3) "The First Amendment Is Not a Stop Sign Against Reform."p. 96
4) Campaign Finance Reform: Faulty Assumptions and Undemocratic Consequencesp. 102
5) Campaign Primer's First Lesson: Cash Flows from Contactsp. 111
6) Free Moneyp. 118
7) A Look at ... Roadblocks to Campaign Reformp. 131
8) The First Step in Campaign Finance Reform: Fix the FCCp. 135
IV. Steps Toward Reformp. 139
Editor's Introductionp. 141
1) Profiteering from Democracyp. 143
2) Senate Approves Disclosure Measurep. 152
3) Taking Offensep. 155
4) The Hard Fight Against Soft Moneyp. 158
5) Political Reform Comes from Communitiesp. 165
6) Clean Money in Mainep. 175
Bibliographyp. 181
Web Sitesp. 182
Additional Periodical Articles with Abstractsp. 184
Indexp. 189