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In politics, just show us the money

In politics, just show us the money

Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance process to public view. Yet even that has failed so far.

Twice, they have sought to pass the Disclose Act, which would shine a welcome beam of light into the realm of "dark money" that governs American political campaigns. A third iteration of the bill, recently introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), would require unions, corporations, super PACs and any other organizations that spend $10,000 or more on a...