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With Crime on the Decline, FBI Goes Red

From 2010 to 2011, the FBI Crime Clock shows a decline in the rate of crime in the United States:

So what’s the FBI to do? How about turn its statistics fiery red?

At some point over the next few months, the FBI will release another year of crime statistics and sum it [...]

Data Dump: Pages 1-9 of the Americans Elect Mission Report

Yesterday, I promised that I’d start making public what the Americans Elect corporation has not made public: its August 2012 Mission Report. Appreciation goes to Americans Elect Board of Advisors member and Harvard Professor David King for sending me a paper copy when asked. It’ll take me a while to scan the whole report in, [...]

Olympia Snowe Praises Americans Elect as it Dumps Millions of Wall Street $$ into Maine Senate Race

The St. John Valley Times shares the text of on an October 17 speech given by outgoing Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, praising the work of the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect:

“And I want to leave you with this thought – that we do have a foundation today for rebuilding a government that works. The recent [...]

3 out of 3 Known Americans Elect Funders made Fortunes off Duping the American People

Last week, we learned that after failing to attract enough actual voters to carry off the first-ever privatized presidential election, the 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect abandoned democracy and without a vote or democratic process of any kind started pouring money into the campaign to elect Angus King to a U.S. Senate seat in Maine. [...]

Top 50 Liberal Bumper Stickers of August 2012: Warren, Romney, Obama, Stein

To cover the costs required to keep Irregular Times going, we sell liberal political bumper stickers, buttons and shirts — over 10,000 different kinds of them. Some designs sell better than others, and the change in that set tells us a little bit about what’s on the mind of those who care enough to put [...]

With Corker and Clayton out of the Question, Write in Jim Maynard for Senate in TN

If your politics are anywhere to the left of Pat Robertson, the two major parties offer no viable option in the Tennessee Senate race.

Consider the Republican incumbent, Bob Corker. Corker may have good hair, but he’s got a nasty policy record. In 2011 Corker blocked a move to end special tax breaks for big [...]

Government Collecting Too Much Information About You? Party Followers Change Answer based on who is President

From the Pew Research Center’s American Values Survey:

When a Republican is in the White House, Democrats are more concerned than Republicans about the prying eyes of big government.

When a Democrat is in the White House, Republicans are more concerned than Democrats about the prying eyes of big government.

My authority figure is [...]

My Vote For The Most Idiotic Anti-Obama Facebook Page Ever

Readers here know that I am not a big fan of Barack Obama. President Obama has gone too far to the right, repeating too many of the worst mistakes of George W. Bush, to pass my gaze without harsh criticism.

Still, when I see anti-Obama messages from the Republicans, I’m tickled at the unreflective stupidity [...]

4 Days Left to Americans Elect 2nd Ballot Deadline, No Candidate halfway to Qualifying, and still getting Coverage

Americans Elect Rules 2.2.2 and 3.2.2 stipulate that any draft or declared presidential candidate wishing to qualify for any of its three rounds of presidential primary voting must obtain sufficient clicks of support on its website 7 days before a round of voting occurs. The sufficient amount varies according to who you are. If you’re [...]

The 72 Post-Cancellation Tweets about Americans Elect

Since the morning of May 1, when Americans Elect was forced to cancel its first primary vote due to a very low participation rate, there have been just 72 posts on Twitter (“tweets”) using the hashtag #AmericansElect. Here’s a breakdown of the tweets by subject matter:

37 tweets: The cancellation of Americans Elect’s first primary [...]

Committee: Vote David Walker for President First. You’ll get his Policy Ideas later.

The campaign to Draft David Walker for President is an awfully strange one in many ways, right down to David Walker himself making an appearance on national TV to declare that he wasn’t running for president, and he wasn’t encouraging anyone to vote for him for president, except back when he repeatedly did, but anyway [...]