Yes, I stood up before an audience of reformers and said that "campaign financial reform" is a fraud and a failure.
"Undoing Reform: Personal PAC v. State Board of Elections"
Ethics & Reform Symposium on Illinois Government, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, 9/28/2012.
How Some Wealthy, Powerful Lawyers Hosed their Poverty-level Clients
Corboy & Demetrio Blow It?"
Chicago Reader, 12/4/08
Political reform in Illinois? That's a laugh.
in Name Only"
Chicago Daily Observer, 5/5/09
Illinois really is more corrupt than other states—here's proof.
"Illinois Really Is More Corrupt"
Chicago Sun-Times, "Controversy," March 11, 2007
And Chicago really is more corrupt than other cities—here's how.
"Latest Scandals Hardly a Shock to City's System"
Chicago Sun-Times, "Commentary," Aug. 19, 2005
But is it legitimate to convict politicians of "honest services" fraud?
"Did Gov. Ryan Cost Us a Dime?"
Chicago Sun-Times, "Controversy," Feb. 19, 2006
Even before Governor Blagojevich, we had governors Ryan, Walker, Small
. . . ah, the memories. . .
"3 Governors Found Guilty—3 Claims of Political Prosecutions"
Chicago Sun-Times, "Commentary," Sept. 11, 2006