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Falling Down on the PCLOB: Barack Obama in Violation of Federal Law 597 Days and Counting

What’s the PCLOB and why should you care?

In the election year of 2004, President George W. Bush quieted down anger at his constitutional record by signing a law creating a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to protect Americans’ rights during his War on Terror. Under the law this board is to be housed [...]

Pitts: The Dastardly Opposition, Now that It Is Not Us

Leonard Pitts’ latest column:

Last year, Barack Obama was elected president, the first American of African heritage ever to reach that office. If this was regarded as a new beginning by most Americans, it was regarded apocalyptically by others who promptly proceeded to lose both their minds and any pretense of enlightenment.

Beginning an essay [...]

Kuciniching Health Care

Every now and then, I’m looking through some of the policies that Congressman Dennis Kucinich supports, and wondering why he didn’t get more support as a presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008. Then Kucinich reminds me, with comments like this one he made on the floor of the House of Representatives on Friday:

“America faces [...]

An Election Procrastination Bumper Sticker

OK, really now, it’s time for the bumper sticker to come off.

To put things in gentle perspective, I saw a Mondale-Ferraro bumper sticker on the back of a beat-up Chevy a few months ago.

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No More Hawaii for Democracy

The web site for Hawai’i for Democracy isn’t there any more. It’s been replaced by one of those generic placeholders that sells credit cards and insurance. [...]

Prepare for Fundamentalist Christian Upset at Secret Service Inauguration Cross Prohibition (Where Else Do We Look?)

In 2005, fundamentalist Christians were outgraged at the inauguration of George W. Bush as President. No, they weren’t upset at George W. Bush himself, who was the president most friendly to religious fundamentalism (as long as it was Christian) in memory. But they were mightily upset at the U.S. Secret Service, which issued a letter [...]

2008 Secessionist Fantasy

With the new red nations of Chesapeake and Mackinac, a shared waterway is what defines the small national identity. The blue nation of Montana is landlocked, but it has a border with Canada. [...]

Obama Pressman Attacked Dean In 2004 On Military Service

Barack Obama doesn’t have military experience, but conveniently, Robert Gibbs has not seen fit to criticize that. [...]

Election 2008 Continues to be Positively Motivated, Sales Stats Show

Earlier this year I looked at statistics of bumper sticker, button and t-shirt sales from the 4th week of May 2008 and compared them to our sales statistics from the 4th week of May in 2004. What I found indicated that the two elections were very different. In May 2004, about 10% of our election [...]

How Can I Steal Back My Vote If I Haven’t Voted Yet?

Even with Barack Obama pulling ahead a few points in national and swing state polls, there’s a lot of concern among Democrats that the presidential election may be too close to call in the end. That’s why you have political operatives like Kennedy and Palast hyperventilating about stolen votes once again. [...]

How Can I Steal Back My Vote If I Haven't Voted Yet?

Even with Barack Obama pulling ahead a few points in national and swing state polls, there’s a lot of concern among Democrats that the presidential election may be too close to call in the end. That’s why you have political operatives like Kennedy and Palast hyperventilating about stolen votes once again. [...]