Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason magazine and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use and For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health. His cover story about the aftermath of Citizens United, You Are Now Free to Speak About Politics, appeared in the December 2010 issue of Reason.
Sullums weekly column, distributed by Creators Syndicate, is carried by newspapers across the country, including the New York Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His work also has appeared in Cigar Aficionado, Seed, National Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. His awards include the Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties and the Drug Policy Alliances Edward M. Brecher Award for Achievement in the Field of Journalism.
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Wealthy super PAC donors make politics more competitive.
While billionaires like Adelson do not need Super PACs to express themselves, such organizations do enable people of more modest means to pool their resources.
Today's New York Times tells the heart-rending story of U.S. representatives who run for re-election but don't necessarily win. Who is responsible for this disturbing development?
Wealthy individuals, like wealthy candidates, have always been free to spend as much of their own money on political ads as they please.