BREAKING: Liberal Billionaire Believes in Democracy

Tom Steyer / AP

Left-wing billionaire hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer believes in democracy, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

“We absolutely believe in the democratic process,” Steyer told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd on Friday, presumably speaking in the majestic plural. “That is the process which we believe America and Americans use for major social changes.”

The Secret Masters

Billionaires Michael Bloomberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Tom Steyer

The timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.

Pivotal Campaign Finance Case On U.S. High Court Docket

Supreme Court / AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court will this week step into the politically charged debate over campaign finance for the first time since its controversial ruling three years ago paved the way for corporations and unions to spend more on political candidates and causes.