The FBI Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) surveillance application process is a total debacle. Exactly how many Americans were wrongly targeted for FISA surveillance–and possibly prosecution–on the basis of bogus FISA applications?
It may be that the proposition “money buys elections” was never really an empirical hypothesis. If so, it cannot be refuted by facts. This belief may just be part and parcel of populism, a pathological aspect of popular government.