Dark Money, Part 2 — Podcast December 5, 2011

Dark Money: Corporate Contributions Disguised As Free Speech. Democratic Perspective co-hosts Steve Williamson and Mike Cosentino continue their discussion about the Citizens United decision, and its effect on American politics. Do we know who is talking to us, and what they really want? In today’s politics, thanks to the Supreme Court’s judgment that corporations are people, such simple things aren’t always clear. We have to follow the money, and because by definition dark money is hard to trace to its source, we need to pay much closer attention than we used to. As an illustration of what to look for, Mike and Steve dissect a case in point in Arizona. What — and who — is RetireSafe, why are they giving money to Representative Paul Gosar, and what is it that they really want?

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