Editorial Board

Obama Can Turn Out the Lights on Dark Money

Political donors who want to be anonymous will always be looking for new loopholes, but the federal government shouldn't make them so easy to find.

Make that payable to "cash."

Photographer: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/GettyImages

With almost all the results finally in, the official winner of the 2014 election is now clear: something called "dark money," which reached record levels this year. Its victory has its roots in an adverb choice made by the IRS more than half a century ago.

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