From the publisher: Donate to a nonprofit, not national politics

As if national campaigns haven't turned nasty enough in recent years, the billions of dollars at stake in political fundraising is making it worse.

Yes, billions. Estimates are that spending nationwide on last year's presidential and congressional races totaled $14 billion - about double from four years earlier.

That same $14 billion could have bought close to 100 school lunches for every student in America last year, kindergarten through high school senior. And that would have been a whole lot healthier than some of the garbage the candidates, their political parties and so-called independent...


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