Music: The Year of the Loner

Cash and computers change the political process

It was the year of the loner, and especially the year of the rich or well-financed loner.

Money, computers, polls and image makers continued to change the face of American politics into something that would have been unrecognizable to the candidates of even a few years ago.

Because of a Supreme Court interpretation of the 1974 campaign finance law, individuals are not limited in terms of the amount of their own money they may spend on an election. This has led to a proliferation of very rich...

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