The U.S. Supreme Court just overturned a law that keeps corporations from using money to pay for campaign ads. NYTimes story here. Pdf of decision here.
Why connect this to a blog about political knowledge and what people know?
As I've discussed a length, as people flee news in a preference for more entertaining fare, it becomes more difficult to inform them of the issues of the day, or those in a political campaign. Advertising, therefore, becomes even more important in "informing" voters, and now with this decision, corporations can flood the airwaves with advertising to swing elections. A more misinformed voter is certain to emerge. The Supreme Court's take may be legally correct here, but the outcome is not going to be as pretty as one might hope.