On January 21, 2010, the way that elections worked was dramatically altered. That was the day that the Supreme Court announced its decision in the Citizens United v. FEC case. The court ruled in favor of Citizens United, and this put corporations and individual American citizens on equal footing. As such, they both had the
Sometimes, even politicians are surprisingly honest. When Republican Representative Chris Collins of New York candidly told reporters his donors were telling him to pass tax reform or “don’t ever call me again,” he provided a rare confirmation of what most Americans already suspected: wealthy donors expect something in return when they make large political contributions.