Mid-Week Reads: Campaign Funding and Climate Change

Every week, North Star will take some time out of our schedules to bring you our favorite reads from the past week.

Jeff Van Wychen

Fair Campaign Funding

The editors of America Magazine bemoan the unrestricted political spending that has flooded into political campaigns and argue that the U.S. constitution should be amended to overturn the 2010 Citizens United ruling. Until that happens, they propose on number of steps that can be undertaken by federal, state, and local governments. The editorial goes on to describe an innovative approach known as Crowdpac, which is “an independent, nonpartisan political fundraising website.”

Stephanie Fenner

Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly