WOSU Columbus NPR: Dark Money and Politics (Audio) (In the News)

WOSU Columbus NPR: Dark Money and Politics (Audio)

Hosted by Ann Fisher

The U.S. Supreme Court last month ruled that nonprofit political groups must disclose the identities of any donor giving more than $200.

[Ed. note: While this has been widely reported, it is an incorrect explanation of

Judge Beryl A. Howell’s ruling. For a correction of this misinterpretation, see here. For a more detailed analysis of the ruling, see here.]

Many hailed the decision as a victory for political transparency, but many also still are concerned about the political influence of untraceable, corporate “dark money” in elections.  Today on All Sides: how dark money shapes the U.S. political landscape.

Guests:

Paul Beck, political scientist, The Ohio State University

Catherine Turcer, executive director, Common Cause Ohio

David Keating, president of the Institute for Free Speech, supports the deregulation of campaign finance

Michelle Ye Hee Lee, national political enterprise and accountability reporter, covering money and influence in politics, The Washington Post

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.