Supreme Court's Gag Rule on Us

'The Powerful Have Only Gotten More Powerful'

I got to know Wellstone during the last two years of his life and greatly respected his independence and plain decency. He worked hard, for one of many examples, to try to get his colleagues to rescue what he called "the disappeared"—the many Americans thrown off the welfare rolls by Bill Clinton's coldhearted "welfare reform" law.

So how, like Feingold, could Wellstone have been a vital part of this silencing of organizations he supported (along with those he opposed) for those months when all voices count during elections? Neither Feingold nor Wellstone were motivated by cynicism. They thought they were doing good by fighting corruption in politics. Watch and see how that aim also misfired in the growing loopholes in this disgraceful law and Supreme Court decision.

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