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 […]
On the discussion of racism, there is a noticeable and persistent difference between Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb, Martin O’Malley, Lawrence Lessig, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders:
Not all the Democratic presidential candidates are alike. At a time of persistent racial discrimination in the United States of America, this difference between candidates bears notice.
… and the share of references to racism on Donald Trump’s website that insist Donald Trump is not actually a racist: 100%
Number of mentions of “racism” by Republican candidates in the September 16, 2015 presidential debate: 0
Number of mentions of “hunger” or “hungry”: 0
Number of mentions of “global warming”: 0
Number of mentions of “pollution”: 0
Number of mentions of “homelessness” or “homeless”: 0
Number of mentions of “surveillance”: 0
Number of mentions of […]
… and which Democratic presidential candidates have gotten a free pass from Black Lives Matter?
Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on people who want to impose Islamic legal standards on Americans:
“We do insist that folks should not come into our country and use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everybody. So in other words we shouldn’t tolerate those who want to come and […]
Back in January of this year the patrician John Ellis Bush (nicknamed “Jeb Bush” for a populist touch) declared the opening of his presidential campaign. To mark the occasion, he also opened his official hashtag channel on Twitter, #righttorise. Bush invited Americans to talk up his campaign by using the #righttorise hashtag in their Twitter […]
Number of unique web pages at the campaign website berniesanders.com discussing racism: 16 Number of unique web pages at the campaign website hillaryclinton.com discussing racism: 4
Number of web pages at berniesanders.com that make the subject of racism the centerpiece: 3 (link | link | link) Number of web pages at hillaryclinton.com that make the […]
Jeb Bush said it July 8 in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader:
New Hampshire Union Leader: Anything specific?
Jeb Bush: “We’re working on a strategy to, that’s kind of under, let’s say, my aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4% growth as far as the […]