This article focuses on an emerging legal movement to dramatically change the
campaign finance system through the courts. Bonifaz is executive director of
the National Policy Rights Institute.
Changing the corrupt system will take more than shutting loopholes like soft
money and issue ads, says Miller, executive director of Public Campaign. It's the
impact of special interest money
which most seriously corrupts governance. In this article Miller lists some of the
special favors granted wealthy interests in the last year.
Lieberman (D-Conn.) serves on the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs and
took part in its investigation into the 1996 campaign finance abuses. He wrote
this thought-provoking and detailed indictment of the bipartisan abuses of 1996
to be part of the final report of the Senate's investigation. It is a
compelling overview of what Lieberman describes as his "overarching sense
emerging from the investigation that our polity has fallen down a long dark
hole into a place that is far from the vision and values of those who founded