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Transcript of the Bernard Sanders 2016 Presidential Announcement Speech

Bernie Sanders runs for President, saying, -You are looking at a guy undisputably, who has the most unusual political history of anybody in the United States Congress.- […]

Behind Americans Elect’s “Level the Playing Field” Donation to “Charity”

(Tip of the pen to Richard Winger for getting me started down this path.)

Earlier this year Americans Elect leaders popped up with a new organization, a new name (“Level the Playing Field”), and two mysterious payments from that group. The first mysterious payment was made out to “Imaginary Friend.” It turns out “Imaginary Friend” […]

The Seven Reasons Bernie Sanders Could Win The 2016 Democratic Nomination

Bernie Sanders represents the political agenda that most rank-and-file Democrats dream of. Who is to say that Democrats won’t vote for the values that they support this time around? […]

Americans Elect’s Imaginary Friend Pops Up to Change the Rule

In a February post this year I noted that Americans Elect leadership had popped up yet again with a new name: “Level the Playing Field.” At least two mysteries surrounded the Americans Elect group, which has petitioned the FEC to allow one and only one third-party candidate into the presidential debates of 2016 (it just […]

A Map of Federal Spending vs. Federal Revenue for the 50 U.S. States in Fiscal Year 2014

This morning, someone passed me a Huffington Post article declaring that GOP States Are The Most Dependent On Government. Is this true? With Huffington Post’s record (1 | 2 | 3), that’s anyone’s guess. To check the accuracy of HuffPo’s claim, let’s turn to Wikipedia…

…”Wait a minute,” you may be saying to yourself, “if […]

In Tennessee, Voting For the Bible and Voting Against the Bible

The supporters of HB 0615, a bill before the Tennessee House of Representatives to “designate the Holy Bible as the official state book,” prevailed with 55 “Aye” votes. They are:

Rep. Alexander Rep. Brooks K. Rep. Butt Rep. Byrd Rep. Calfee Rep. Casada Rep. Coley Rep. DeBerry Rep. Doss Rep. Dunlap Rep. Dunn Rep. Durham […]

The Republicans’ First 100 Days Controlling Congress Slammed

A summary of reactions to the first 100 days of the Republican control of Congress in 2015. […]

Moral Mondays Return in North Carolina: Assemble in Raleigh on April 29

The Moral Monday movement in North Carolina is still rolling. With a nod of the hat to DocDawg for the tip, here’s an announcement of the latest demonstration:

WHEN: April 29, 2015 at 5pm – 6pm

WHERE: NC General Assembly 16 W Jones St Raleigh, NC 27601

“On the anniversary of the first Moral Monday […]

How Many Members of Congress voting to Repeal Taxes on Mega-Inheritance also support a Minimum Wage Hike?

Number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted for H.R. 1105, a bill to repeal all taxes on the inheritance of mega-estates worth $5.34 million or more: two hundred and forty.

Number of estate tax filings in 2013, the last year for which data is available: ten thousand, one hundred and thirty […]

Is The World Ready For Michael Oatman for President? Is Michael Oatman For President Ready For The World?

Michael Oatman wasn’t always with the Green Party. In 2008, he ran for President as a Democrat. Who knows what party Oatman will run with this time? […]

Does Republican Presidential Candidate Jim Rundberg Owe Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Campaign Fines?

As the Federal Election Commission documents, Jim Rundberg is an officially-registered Republican Party candidate for President of the United States, having filed his papers on February 1 2015. Shortly after that declaration, Peregrin Wood wrote a brief review of Rundberg’s campaign announcement, also noting a January 1 2015 article by political reporter Charles Ashby of […]