Is this what Democracy looks like? Here’s an e-mail Americans Elect Policy Director Brian Findlay sent me late last night after I followed AE rules and formally moved to reverse its decision to allow as few as 5 people to fully fund Americans Elect: From:
Americans Elect aims to accomplish two firsts in 2012: 1. It aims to be the first 501c4 corporation to elect a President of the United States. 2. It aims to be the first-ever presidential nomination process to ditch verification by local elections boards and instead
The first 501c4 corporation ever to mount its own presidential nomination may soon be more transparent, to a degree that remains to be seen. After the application of a fair amount of pressure by a large number of people, Americans Elect Chief Technology Officer Joshua
Like No Labels, Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation. Like No Labels, Americans Elect refuses to disclose the identity of its secret unrestricted funders. Like No Labels, Americans Elect plans to use its mystery money to influence the 2012 Elections — in Americans Elect’s case,
I’ve tried to initiate contact with the 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect a number of times over the last eight months. I’ve placed phone calls, sent e-mails, and written letters, all at decent intervals. I’ve even tried to knock on their office door a block
“If the cost of a movement based on persuasion rather than coercion is occasional freelance action, by impetuous followers, the larger benefit is a movement that distributes initiative to its farthest outpost. Movements that expect people to take the personal risks inherent in nonviolent action
Last night, a visitor to Irregular Times named Luke made an interesting conjecture: As a side-note, I am curious about the level of email openness in our Congressmen, if progressive, forward thinking congress critters are easier to contact than conservative, old fashioned ones. I have
The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or
It’s now been 90 days since a letter arrived at the office of my representative in the House, Mary Jo Kilroy. In that letter, I asked for something plain and simple: Rep. Kilroy’s position on the FISA Amendments Act. I’d raised the issue last year
In considering Sonia Sotomayor, I prefer, given that the position is a lifetime appointment, to see a new Justice who has the ability to comprehend the way that human interactions change as the technologies that construct their social world evolve.
You may recall that starting last year and continuing this spring, I’ve asked you to contact your members of Congress in order to find out their position regarding warrantless surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act and to nudge them toward taking action to reform FISA
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?