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Where did the 2016 Presidential Candidates stand on Campaign Disclosure in the Senate?

For decades now, nearly all federal campaign finance reports have been filed electronically so we can find out as soon as possible who’s been getting funded by whom. I say “nearly all” because there’s a lone holdout: the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate allows its members to file campaign finance reports on paper, which […]

Ted Cruz: 45% of Americans Fail My Religious Test for the Presidency

United States Constitution Article VI: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, November 6 2015: “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief of this nation.”

2014 […]

Donald Trump Inaccuracy One Degree Celsius Above Normal

Three weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that global warming couldn’t possibly be real, because New York City was about to receive a “major freeze” that would be “weeks ahead of normal”. Actually, a freeze would have been just about a week ahead of the average first freeze date for New York City, […]

Numerology Of Jeb Bush’s Right To Rise Allies At Oath Strategies

Oath Strategies only started business on June 19 of this year. For a company just 5 months old, Oath Strategies is doing pretty well. The company just received $6,666,566.00 from the super PAC that Jeb Bush set up and supported, but is now supposedly independent of, Right To Rise. So far this year, Oath Strategies […]

Ben Carson Lied About Passing An Honesty Test

Ben Carson says he was the only student to pass an honesty test in Perceptions 301. There was no such class as Perceptions 301. […]

60 Senators Act to Keep Americans in the Dark About their Campaigns’ Contributors (Just Long Enough)

The filing of campaign finance reports electronically instead of on paper may not seem like a big deal. Who cares about the format, as long as information is made available, right?

If you care about the influence of big money contributors on national politics, you should care about this issue. The United States Senate, unlike […]

When You Read Spider Man Comic Books, You Send Money To Marco Rubio

Are The Avengers really cool enough for you to keep tossing money Marco Rubio’s way? […]

Church Opens Doors to Refugees: Michele Bachmann Calls it “Tragic Stupidity”

A church in Oberhausen, Germany has decided to open its doors and house refugees within its walls. Members of the church will not only welcome 50 refugees into their space to live while they seek more permanent shelter, but are also setting up bathroom and laundry facilities in the church square.

Some people might call […]

Update On Donald Trump’s Big Chill

If Donald Trump can’t even read a local weather forecast accurately, how can he be trusted with data in more complex contexts, such as the national economy, foreign policy, congressional relations, and global climate change? […]

Congress Reauthorizes Program That Provides Federal Funds For Schools That Discriminate On The Basis Of Religion

Republicans claim to object to abuse of Big Government power. Nonetheless, all but 8 of them voted in favor of this bill to allow religious groups to run roughshod over students’ First Amendment rights. […]

Iowans Getting Flooded With Calls From Ohio, Pushing Donald Trump

Is this vision of rude phone calls by fake activists, paid for by corrupt super PACs, organized by cold corporations from far away, what you want to see more of in the United States? […]