Letters: Dec. 2, 1996

THE HIGH PRICE OF ELECTIONS

"The issue isn't whether the Democrats or the Republicans are more corrupt. It is U.S. politics that is corrupt." ESTYN L. EDWARDS Phoenix, Arizona

Greed and lust for power by the political parties have deterred serious consideration of campaign-finance reform [NATION, Nov. 11]. It is time to stop the rhetoric and reduce the role of special-interest money in politics. Meaningful campaign reform will help mend our broken democracy; out-of-control money-power moves us closer to being a plutocracy. The most thoughtful and eloquent promoter of campaign-finance reform is retiring New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. Come January 1997,...

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