Knight News Challenge reaches next phase - but Wiscommunity didn't

Sad to say that our Knight News Challenge proposal didn't make the final cut.  There are 53 finalists, and you might want to go take a look at who got into the second round. Thanks to everyone for their support who commented here and on the Knight site.  This sort of proposal always has trouble in these sorts of competitions.  I'm sure I will shortly get the normal rejection letter. 

 

Also - my apologies for how wonky the Uppitywis server has been for the last 24 hours.  We're trying out some new database server configurations and there are apparently still a few bugs in the works.

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A Blistering Dissent in McCutcheon

A Blistering Dissent in ‘McCutcheon’: Conservatives Substituted Opinion for Fact (via Moyers & Company)

Central to the Supreme Court’s campaign finance decisions in the John Roberts era is that the government’s only legitimate interest in this area is preventing direct, quid pro quo corruption — a donor demanding that a specific law be passed, or…

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