Congress is supposed to represent the interests of everyone. But what happens when powerful special interests contribute heavily to lawmakers’ election campaigns? Last week Americans on the political right and left lined up to oppose SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and its Senate counterpart PIPA, the Protect IP Act.
In the House, the bill is called SOPA, in the Senate it’s PIPA. The supporters of these bad bills don’t fall along party lines.