The first page in any handbook for creating a government regulatory commission would lay out something fairly obvious: There has to be an odd number of members. Anything else could wind up looking a little like the current post-Scalia
What if the regulatory commission's membership is effectively controlled by the two biggest political parties, with each faction holding half the seats? And what if the commission's job is to enforce campaign finance laws? Then it's not really a regulatory and enforcement commission at all, but simply another arena for the eternal duel between
And what if one of those parties just doesn't like or respect the laws that the commission is supposed to enforce, and therefore won't enforce them?
Then you'd have the worse-than-useless
Eight leading campaign-finance watchdogs recently endorsed a bill by Sen.
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