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America May See Its First Openly Pagan Presidential Candidate This Year

It appears to be much easier for Darryl Cherney to simply say that he would be the first openly Pagan president than to explain why that matters. […]

Diversity In Religion Distinguishes Non-Republican States From Republican States

States that elect Republicans to the U.S. Senate tend to have smaller populations of non-Christian residents, relative to their size – though even in those states, diversity is increasing. […]

Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton on the Patriot Act (2001)

In the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primary, some comparisons are simple. If you’ve been paying any attention at all over the last fourteen years, you know that the USA PATRIOT ACT has been a vehicle to vastly expand the surveillance powers of the federal government, breaching a variety of constitutional limits.

On October 25 2001, […]

NC Audit: 75% of Public Assistance Visits Lack Voter Registration Option, Violating Federal Law

A tip of the hat to DocDawg for bringing the following information to light:

According to federal law, specifically the National Voter Registration Act of 1993,, North Carolina must offer an opportunity for voter registration whenever a person comes to a public assistance office for help. And yet, when the voting-rights activist organizations Dēmos, Lawyers’ […]

Hillary Clinton Illegally Coordinates With Priorities USA Super PAC

When the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United case that political action committees could raise unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for federal office, it was promised that we needn’t worry about the money leading to corruption, because it would remain illegal for candidates and their campaigns to coordinate with the PACs, and […]

North Carolina Voter Registration Selectively Drops — is this Vote Suppression?

Progressive blogger DocDawg has discovered a highly curious pattern in North Carolina, where by federal law the state government is required to reach out to citizens at the DMV and in public assistance offices and offer them a chance to register to vote. You can read the details here, but I’ll cut right to the […]

Bernie Sanders Isn’t Socialist Enough For The Socialist Worker

Bernie Sanders has become known for the being the presidential candidate who isn’t afraid to call himself a “socialist”. To the people who put the social in socialist, however, Sanders isn’t all that. The Socialist Worker writes,

“By steering liberal and left supporters into a Democratic Party whose policies and politics he claims to […]

Mike Huckabee Is Faithful To the Issue Of Marriage, Not To Marriage Itself

Today, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said, “I am absolutely faithful to the issue of marriage. Not because it’s politically expedient, but because it’s the Biblical position, the historical position and the right position. We must defend, protect and preserve traditional marriage.”

I find it odd how Huckabee says that he is faithful to the […]

Will Americans Elect Run a Presidential Candidate in 2016? What Americans Elect Does (and doesn’t) Say

Q. Are you supporting an independent candidate for President in 2016? A. No. Please do not assume that any of the signatories to the Change the Rule letter are committed to voting for an independent candidate in 2016. Individually, we may each decide that the Democratic or Republican candidate is superior. What each of us […]

At Democrats.com All Democratic Candidates Are Equal, Except Hillary Clinton, Who Is More Equal

Democrats.com, Fertik says, “will make our audience available to Hillary Clinton and the other candidates on the same terms” – except that Democrats.com won’t allow people to block emails about Hillary Clinton. […]

Through “Level the Playing Field,” Americans Elect Wades into Ranked Choice Voting

During its nine-year history, the privatized-presidential-election corporation called Americans Elect has taken on many names: Americans Elect, Change the Rule, Level the Playing Field, Unity08, Unity12 Task Force. In a post yesterday about the group’s resurrection for 2016, I noted how its recent activity featured a “charitable donation” to a mysterious 501c4 corporation called “The […]