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John Edwards on Memorial Day 2007; Bernie Sanders on Memorial Day 2015

Since it was known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has been a day to remember the dead. Let’s also remember the actions of the living.

On Memorial Day 2007, John Edwards used his platform as a Democratic presidential candidate to call on Americans to engage in activism against the ongoing war in Iraq. Unfortunately, the […]

Renamed “Level the Playing Field,” Americans Elect outlines Presidential Plans for 2016: Debates

Americans Elect has returned in a new guise. The corporation that started as Unity08, sought to direct its own privatized presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012, and failed in those bids due to a lack of public support is now regathering its staff and reintroducing itself as the Level the Playing Field Foundation under the […]

Mitt Romney for President 2016… Awkward!

Mitt Romney is getting on a bit in years, edging into that time of life when a man can begin to engage in odd sorts of behavior that people around him find to be embarrassing – compulsions like running for President over and over again.

Reports at the beginning of this week have Mitt […]

Green Shadow Cabinet Blasts Obama For Secret Courts

While Democratic voters have consistently worked to avoid awareness of Barack Obama’s continuation of George W. Bush’s NSA electronic spying programs that are targeted against Americans, independent progressives have done their best to hold Obama’s feet to the fire. The Green Party’s Shahid Buttar is contributing to this effort, slamming Barack Obama for allowing secret courts to subvert justice in the shadows. […]

Obama Leaves FEC Short Staffed

I write this as an American liberal, more concerned about the need for honest government than I am about the fortunes of any particular politician. It’s alarming to me to see Democrats who blasted corruption in the Bush Administration give Barack Obama a free pass.

Barack Obama claims to oppose the Citizens United decision by […]

Conservative Media and Blogosphere to Nail Romney on Flag Pin Issue… any day now…

When Barack Obama failed to wear a lapel pin during the 2008 presidential race, FOX News went ape over it:

The conservative blogosphere couldn’t stop talking about it for months. Flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin.

So surely Michelle Malkin, Pamela Gellar, FOX News and the gang will be rolling […]

Obama Campaign Wants Gays and Lesbians To Hush Up

Obama won’t even speak on the issue of marriage equality, but his aides expect GLBT voters to believe that he secretly supports their right to marriage equality, and is merely biding his time before he actually does anything about it because he’s afraid of what people will say. What we know of Obama makes it difficult to trust his aides in this suggestion. […]

Under Obama, Patriot Act Sneak-and-Peek Outpaces Bush Use (and is mostly about Drugs)

Remember George W. Bush? Remember thinking that a vote for Barack Obama would be a vote to bring the Homeland Security state of George W. Bush under control?

Well, think again.

According to federal law, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) is supposed to report on the uses of the Patriot Act […]

Like Unity08, Americans Elect Dishes out Iowa/New Hampshire Rhetoric that Doesn’t Wash.

Past as Prelude: Unity08 and the Story of Big Bad Iowa & New Hampshire In the 2008 election cycle, the presidential bid called Unity08 started off its appeal for an online presidential nomination election in which it would run an election, count votes, and announce a winner all by itself. People were skeptical, so Unity08 […]

Candidate Barack Obama vs. President Barack Obama on Guantanamo and the Rule of Law

Candidate Barack Obama, February 27 2008, Columbus Ohio:

We will lead by having the highest standards, by setting an example of human rights and civil rights, due process and rule of law, which is why I will close Guantanamo. I will restore habeas corpus. And we will end torture and rendition because you will have […]

Four Years Ago, Now

Four years ago, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Unity08 refused to remove “delegates” from its list after they became disgusted with it.

This week, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Americans Elect is refusing to tell companies gathering signatures for […]