In a late 2012 Boston Globe article, Americans Elect leader Dan Winslow revealed the group’s plans for 2014:
The ad campaign in Maine represents a new mission for Americans Elect, which formed initially to advance a third-party candidate in the presidential race. That effort fell apart in May, and the group has reconstituted itself to [...]
On June 22 2013, the petition to pardon civil liberties whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures, and has continued to gather signatures since, reaching 161,223 signatures today.
It’s that 100,000 mark that’s crucial, though, because this isn’t just any old ordinary petition; it’s an official petition on the official “We The People” petition [...]
You may recall last year’s revelation that the U.S. Post Office is taking pictures of every single piece of mail as part of a gigantic program to keep track of who communicates with whom in America. Under the Mail Isolation Control and Tracking program the pictures of your mail are made available to law enforcement [...]
One thing becomes quickly clear upon looking at this year’s U.S. Senate race in Mississippi: Voters won’t have anything but conservative candidates to choose from. There are two conservative candidates in the Republican primary, incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel. One of them will face Travis Childers a conservative Blue Dog former member of [...]
Any effective Democratic Party strategy has to include a means of differentiating itself from the Republican Party. There are only two substantial political parties of any size in the USA, after all, and if citizens don’t believe that there is any serious difference between those two parties, voter turnout will drop to absurdly low levels.
Earlier this month, Republican Representative Louie Gohmert used his position as a member of the U.S. Congress to evaluate the quality of a witness summoned to appear before the House Judiciary Committee:
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert: I’m curious, in your Christian beliefs do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from [...]
Yesterday, as many members of Congress urged the Obama White House to bring the American military back into Iraq to get the USA involved in the Iraqi civil war, one member of the U.S. House of Representatives urged restraint, saying, “Today, we are less than 4 percent of the world’s population, and we have a [...]
When the U.S. Congress does nothing about the minimum wage, it cuts the minimum wage.
That statement may seem paradoxical, but it isn’t if you keep in mind the difference between nominal wages and real wages. The word “nominal” is just an adjective used to mean “the name of something,” and so a “nominal dollar” [...]
May 2012 — before losing his congressional seat, Republican Bob Dold introduces seven bills that if passed would have directly benefitted the Dow Chemical corporation by eliminating import duties for substances Dow Chemical uses in the United States but produces on the cheap overseas with underpaid third-world workers. The bills, and the chemicals on which [...]
What could be more temporally confused than a political group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction? A direction, if it is truly new, and not merely rehashed elements from an old direction, cannot be reinvented.
How about a group that calls itself Reinventing A New Direction 2014, which is a successor to an organization [...]