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In 2013, Parties Abandon the Union Fair

In 2010, Democrats set up an unstaffed table in a shed with a few pieces of literature at the Union Fair in Knox County, Maine. Republicans paid for a prominently-placed tent, a tied-together tarp which was consistently staffed and which sold sweatshop-made promotional material.

In 2011, Knox County Democrats were gone entirely from the [...]

Republicans Unsettled, Democrats Absent at Maine’s Union Fair 2012

In 2010, Democrats set up a poorly-staffed table in a shed with a few pieces of literature at the Union Fair in Knox County, Maine. Republicans had a prominently-placed tent at which they were selling sweatshop-made promotional material.

In 2011, Knox County Democrats were gone entirely from the Union Fair, while Knox County Republicans sold [...]

Patriot Act Renewal: 40 Minutes Debate Before a Mostly Empty House

With a vote on H.R. 514 expected this evening, the USA Patriot Act is up for renewal. Reauthorization of the law, which infringes upon Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights by allowing surveillance of individuals engaged in protected First Amendment activities, was granted only 40 minutes of debate this afternoon. The reauthorization bill had no committee consideration [...]

9 Days. No Sarah Palin Press Conference. Steal This Banner.

“You ask me my feelings on an issue and I’ll give it to you straight up, because that’s the only way a voter knows where his employee stands. Elected officials are exactly that—employees.” — Sarah Palin, September 30 1992.

9 days since Sarah Palin was announced as VP pick. 0 press conferences with Sarah Palin [...]