Every Wonder Why Your Taxes Are So Damn Complicated? Thank TurboTax.

Today, as you well know, is Tax Day. If you’re reading this, you have probably already completed the frustratingly complex and often stressful yearly...

How Tech Giants Get the Government to Pay Them for Dodging Taxes

Things I love about modern tech companies: They’ve made traveling a breeze with Google Maps I can see really cute pictures of cats 24/7...

Why More Money in Politics = Fewer Women in Politics

Pay inequality has been at the top of the news recently, as President Obama announced his intention to enact two executive actions aimed at...

Lawrence Lessig’s Unforgettable Return to TED: “The Unstoppable Walk to Political Reform”

Last February, esteemed Harvard Law Professor and renowned political activist Lawrence Lessig released a TED talk that was watched by over 1 million people and...

Jon Stewart is at His Best When American Politics is at Its Worst

On April 2, The Supreme Court handed down a devastating ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). One person can now donate upwards of $3.5...

Committees That Oversee NSA Managed by Former NSA Contractor Lobbyists

The NSA controversy has been mind boggling to me. Despite widespread bipartisan outrage over the extent of our government’s data collection, barely any action...

What the Creep on the Subway Can Teach Us About Money in Politics

Until last month, the State of Massachusetts’ official position on the horrid practice of snapping cell phone pictures up a woman’s skirt while she...
"Using front groups, the wealthy can donate unlimited millions to elect a candidate and remain completely anonymous. So the public won't know that the senator pushing for smiley faces to be printed on cigarette cartons instead of health warnings received $50 million in ads paid for by the tobacco industry." - Less Gerard, President, United Steelworkers (

How do wealthy donors remain completely anonymous?

The anonymous donor has a go-to tool:

All Is Not Lost: How To Win Money In Politics Reform

This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post.  If you have a heartbeat, you are one of the vast majority of Americans thoroughly disgusted by...

McCutcheon v. FEC, Explained

The Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) will allow unprecedented amounts of money to flow directly into our political system. Here’s...