Intern Book Review: The Great Suppression
“I have come to the conclusion that democracy in
government is a case of too many cooks (bad cooks) spoiling the broth.” According to Zachary Roth’s book, The Great Suppression: Voting Rights,
Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy, many members of
the GOP establishment agree with this view, that democracy must be limited in
order to preserve Republican party power within government.
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Fighting Corporate Domination of District Elections
Public Citizen recently released a report investigating the donations made to candidates running for office in Washington, D.C. The report, "District Development," demonstrates that corporate interests are dominating this year's election cycle, specifically interests in the real estate and construction sectors. In addition to raising awareness about the incumbent's heavy reliance on wealthy donors and corporate interests, the report makes the case for Citizens Fair Election Program Amendment Act (B2100509), which would incentivize candidates to spend more time with the average District resident, as opposed to wealthy corporations.
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