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  • Thursday,
    Jun 30, 2011
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  • Nothing funny about limits on political speech

    Liberals tend to view last year’s Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC was the worst thing to happen to American democracy since Watergate. Hoping to prove that the ruling would allow “unlimited corporate money” to influence elections, Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert announced in March that he would form ColbertPAC, a political action committee. Thursday, almost three months later, the Federal Elections Commission narrowly granted him permission to do so. But that was far from the first obstacle to Colbert’s march to undo the evils of the moneyed class in politics.

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