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Where is the Level the Playing Field Foundation Registered as a Corporation?

The return of Americans Elect as the Level the Playing Field Foundation signifies plans for the 2016 presidential election that bear watching, especially considering the deep pockets of Level the Playing Field’s chairman and sole funder, the private wealth investment tycoon Peter Ackerman.

The point at which Americans Elect began to noticeably move forward with […]

For Immediate Release, Check Out Jim Rundberg For President

Jim Rundberg begins his presidential campaign with a humble tone, explaining that he is campaigning in accordance with “the will of Almighty God”. […]

Americans Elect returns as the Level the Playing Field Foundation (and Mystery Follows)

A tip of the pen to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, who broke the leading edge of this story:

Americans Elect is back.

The Wall Street-funded corporation that sought to run its own privatized candidate in the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections has changed its name to the “Level the Playing Field Foundation” […]

Alan Errol Spears Declares Presidential Campaign With American Independent Party

The American Independent Party has served as a means for the advancement of cruel, regressive politicians in the past. Will it do so again in the presidential election of 2016? […]

Ethan Czahor Exemplifies Republican Problem With Bigotry

When I described the man Jeb Bush hired to run the online strategy for his presidential campaign as “outdated” a couple of days ago, I had no idea. It turns out that Ethan Czahor was too slow in deleting tweets in which he repeatedly referred to women as “sluts” and his described his fears that […]

Is Transparency a Trap? Is Information a Weapon?

Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads:

SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS.

(a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year thereafter, each State that makes a Medicaid payment from […]

Jill Stein Announces 2016 Green Party Presidential Campaign

For the last month, I have watched the Green Party allow itself to be represented by a series of mentally unbalanced presidential candidates. Today, those presidential candidates lost a big share of the spotlight. Jill Stein, the 2012 Green Party candidate for President, has announced the beginning of her 2016 presidential campaign. Officially, she is […]

Jeb Bush Tours Wealthy Influence Peddlers

Next week, Jeb Bush begins a fundraising push in the wood-panneled dining room of the posh Hotel Duval in Tallahassee, Florida, pictured below. Then, he flies off to an evening reception at the home of Henry Kravis, of the multinational private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company. […]

Walter Jones Favors Free Speech for Politicking Churches, Opposes Free Speech for Protesters

Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue.

Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor of legislation that would make it possible to toss protesters […]

Southern Trio in Congress Wants to Let Churches Have it Both Ways: No Taxes, Unlimited Politics

The way the law is set up in the United States right now is clear: Churches and other non-profit organizations have the right to campaign for particular political candidates if they choose. They are perfectly free to do so. They just have to do one little thing if they want to start politicking: pay taxes […]

Rand Paul Is A Phone Case

We’ve been writing about some rather odd small time candidates for President of the United States, from Robert Milnes, who dreams of bringing the Nazi Party into American politics, to Nathan Norman, who harbors the fantasy of bringing Newt Gingrich into the Libertarian Party with an offer of absolutely no money down.

We ought not […]