Bill Moyers and Michael Winship, consortiumnews.com
In all the hullabaloo over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on health care, another of its rulings quickly fell off the public radar. Before deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the Court announced it would not reconsider Citizens United, the odious 5-4 decision two years ago that opened our elections to unlimited contributions.
Within minutes of that announcement, right-wing partisans were crowing about the advantage they now own, an advantage not due to ideas or personalities but to the sheer force of money. They were remarkably candid and specific. Here’s what Fred Barnes wrote in the Weekly Standard about the Senate race in Missouri.