Anthony Corrado was a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Currently, he is a professor of government at Colby College. An expert on political finance, he focuses on campaign finance, political party behavior, campaigns, and election law.
In the aftermath of Citizens United, little of the regulatory structure erected after Watergate remains. As a result, an unending quest for campaign dollars has become a permanent feature of our political culture.