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The Feckless F.E.C., Rebuked

January 01, 1970 | The New York Times | Opinion
In an era of unbridled campaign spending, the Federal Election Commission has consistently and shamefully ducked its responsibilities. It has made it possible for tax-exempt “social welfare” organizations to operate as partisan attack machines. And it has dismissed complaints and failed to police this rise of “dark money” from hidden donors that is pouring into elections.
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