money in politics


How Trump’s Trade Talks (and Tweets) Got Sickeningly Sweet

, Food Systems & Health Analyst

There are things that raise eyebrows in the public health community.

One of those things is when the sugar industry is happy.

While they’ve had a lot to smile about lately—including the delay of an FDA rule requiring added sugar to be listed on packaged food nutrition labels—most recently, it’s President Trump’s trade talks with Mexico. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

A Point For Democracy: Obama Advances Toward an Executive Order on Political Disclosure for Federal Contractors

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Last June, I wrote an open letter to President Obama asking him to issue an executive order to bring more transparency to corporate political disclosure. This is a step that I, along with many others, want to see Obama take before he leaves office—and now it just may happen. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Why We Need an Executive Order on Political Spending: An Open Letter to President Obama

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Dear President Obama,

You’ve had a great week. With the Affordable Care Act upheld and nationwide marriage equality now the law, you must feel like celebrating. But wait!  Why not carry this momentum and take another step that would increase the equality and well-being of Americans?  I’m talking about an executive order asking government contractors to disclose their political spending. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

On the SEC Disclosure Rule, the People Have Spoken

, , Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

One million comments. Today I’m celebrating one million comments.  What’s the significance of one million comments? Let me explain. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Companies, Trade Groups, and Climate Change: Why We Need an SEC Rule on Corporate Political Disclosure

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

Today marks the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. But the decision–which opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate political spending–isn’t just of interest to political and legal scholars. If you care about science-based policy, you also have a dog in this fight. Read more >

Bookmark and Share