The Nation: Giving at the Office

It always seemed a bit unfair that labor unions could collect money from their members for political candidates, while corporations have not been allowed to solicit. Now the bipartisan Federal Election Commission has evened things up. It ruled 4 to 2 last week that the Sun Oil Co. and all other companies could ask for contributions from its employees and stockholders for candidates that would be picked by company executives.

Ideally, perhaps, the commission should have restricted union as well as corporate contributions. Still, the decision provides a healthy (and mostly Republican) counterbalance...

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