The Referendum That Might Have Headed Off Flint’s Water Crisis

The tragic lead poisoning of the Flint water supply in Michigan is a study in bureaucratic bungling, racial inequity and national media inattention. But the fallout from the crisis has obscured another lesson: There are consequences when those in power are able simply to circumvent the public will.

The Envelope, Please: DiCaprio Takes a Money Oscar

On Sunday, the world’s biggest movie stars will once again be in the spotlight at Hollywood’s most prestigious awards ceremony. While they might be highly visible on the red carpet, though, very few would be in contention for statuettes when it comes to big political giving.

Presidential Super PACs Pick Up More Million-Dollar Donors

The $103 million raised by Right to Rise USA between January and July 2015 provided the shock. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could just never bring the awe.