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The Presidential Power of Hair Dye

K. of Washington State writes in to Irregular Times with a request:

Could you possibly offer a Robert Reich in 2016 bumper sticker?

(It’s one way of encouraging him to run. We need a good candidate with a major party affiliation. Independents like Bernard Sanders do not get elected, and he’s too old.)

Fact check: [...]

Rand Paul Versus Bernard Sanders On CIA Spying Against The US Senate

Here we are, a full day since the news that the CIA has been conducting illegal spy operations against the United States Senate. In reaction to the revelations yesterday, our writer J. Clifford speculated that the issue could enter the 2016 presidential election, with libertarian Republican Rand Paul and independent Bernard Sanders taking special interest [...]

Fundamental Political Reform With Bernie Sanders for President 2016

Why support U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders for President in 2016? How about ethics?

Senator Sanders isn’t some newcomer to national politics, unlike candidates that have made it to the top of the Democratic presidential ticket in the past. He knows how the game is played, and throughout his long career he has refused to join [...]

How Much Is The NSA Spying On Congress?

No other politician in Congress has confronted the NSA in the straightforward manner of Bernie Sanders. Most other members of Congress, Democrat and Republican, have cooperated in the radical extension of NSA surveillance power against Americans. [...]

Bernie Sanders For President in 2016

2014 could be the year that Bernie Sanders makes the commitment, one way or another, to run for President or to serve out another term in Congress. [...]

1 Free Bernie Sanders Bumper Sticker Available to a Vermonter

I don’t know why (I live two states away from Vermont), but the Bernie Sanders for Senate campaign has sent me a Re-Elect Bernie bumper sticker:

It’s free to the first person in Vermont who leaves a comment to this post with an e-mail address — the public won’t see your e-mail; I’ll use [...]

With Zero Candidates on Target to Qualify for its Ballot, Americans Elect Postpones its Election

On January 31 2012, Americans Elect opened up the qualifying round of voting in the first-ever online, proprietary, corporate-run presidential nomination. Starting that morning, Americans Elect delegates could visit this page to draft possible presidential contenders and cast votes in support of qualifying those draft contenders for the Americans Elect nomination. Under the rules [...]

Recognizing Bernie Sanders, Americans Elect Prioritizes Democratic Process over Desired Result

Despite its early promotion of Buddy Roemer as a presidential candidate, Roemer never took off as a popular option within the Americans Elect “tracking” system, a social media widget in which people indicate their interest on the AmericansElect.com “Candidates Page”. Yesterday morning, populist independent Senator Bernie Sanders blew by Buddy Roemer to become one of [...]

Bernie Sanders within 50 of knocking Buddy Roemer off Americans Elect Preferred List. What Next?

Americans Elect, the privatized presidential nominating corporation, has made a point of giving Buddy Roemer favor since it started tracking presidential contenders two months ago. Roemer got the official “Top National Match” spot with prominent mention and an extra-large glowing graphic shortly after Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event and shortly before [...]

Bernie Sanders on Track to Overtake Americans Elect Favored Buddy Roemer. What Then?

The privatized presidential nomination system called Americans Elect has erased all trace of it, but it’s important to note recent history:

In early November, Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer made an appearance at an Americans Elect event. Shortly after that, Americans Elect promoted Buddy Roemer’s candidacy, making public its “finding” that Buddy Roemer is the [...]

Americans Elect Mischaracterizes Bernie Sanders on Priorities and on Same-Sex Marriage

Americans Elect doesn’t call it a ratings system or a “National Match” anymore, but the information that constituted its ratings for hundreds of possible presidential candidates is still there. That rating information is still being used to characterize presidential candidates as the initial vote to pick its presidential nominee creeps ever closer, now just 124 [...]