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Americans Elect Field Director Fibs about Candidate Censoring Committee on Public Radio

A tip of the pen to Scott Moore of Our Oregon for bringing an Oregon Public Broadcasting radio program this past week to my attention. OPB’s Dave Miller interviewed Kellen Arno, Vice President of the for-profit ballot-signature corporation Arno Political Associates and National Field Director of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation with the aim of [...]

Americans Elect Picks Core Questions for 2012 without Member Input

As Policy Director and then as Chief Operating Officer, Americans Elect corporate leader Elliot Ackerman has been saying for many months that the ordinary citizen members of Americans Elect, not Americans Elect corporate leadership, would be identifying the core questions to drive its 2012 presidential nominating process:

Delegates to the Americans Elect convention will help [...]

Between May and July, Americans Elect Restricted Who May Run for President

When the corporation/political party called Americans Elect publicly rolled out its 2012 presidential effort at the end of July 2011, its method for nominating a presidential candidate contained a restriction:

As explained to Thomas Friedman:

Any presidential nominee must conform to all the Constitutional requirements, as well as be considered someone of similar stature to [...]

Americans Elect Shuts its “True Boss” out of Administration for 2012

Rhetoric:

#6 of Six Things to Know: The Delegates are the Boss

Here’s this week’s fact: “The Delegates — and the rest of the American people — are the true boss of Americans Elect.”…

Americans Elect is a platform. We have no candidate, issues, or ideology of our own. We are simply a vehicle [...]

Corporate Types Mess With Elections Using Guns As A Pretense

The Gun Owners of America is working against the re-election of Harry Reid in protest against votes that don’t have much of anything to do with guns. [...]

They’re Serious: Americans Elect Corp Registers in 50 States

You may be wondering whether the Americans Elect corporation is serious in its ambition to get its own candidates for President and Vice President elected in 2012. I’ve been wondering too. But then I did a bit of checking and found out that within the past three weeks Americans Elect (or the similarly-named “Americans Elect [...]

How To Write for the New York Times Technology Section in 4 Easy Steps

You can write for the New York Times Technology section, and I’ll show you how in four easy steps:

1. Subscribe to the Apple Press Release newsfeed at http://www.apple.com/pr/ so that every time Apple comes out with a new gadget, you’ll know right away.

2. When an Apple corporate press release pops up on [...]

Artistic and Ethical Disaster: CafePress Removes Designer and Product Discretion. Take Control of Your Destiny. Get Off the Marketplace!

The last time that CafePress made changes to its terms of service, it did so openly. The t-shirt, button and bumper sticker printer did not make that mistake again, making a quiet but fundamental change today that may nevertheless push more people away from doing business there.

Corporate, Capitalist CafePress CafePress is a “print on [...]

ACU: Conservatism Bought Off By Corporations, Literally

The American Conservative Union is one of the oldest, most stolid conservative political organizations in the United States. Its annual rankings of members of Congress are widely anticipated and reported by mainstream political journalists, and its conferences and meetings receive significant, often live, coverage by TV news networks. ACU staffers write columns setting the political [...]

Too Big To Fail Moves To China

GM management says not to worry, because some of the profits from the sale of cheap cars made in foreign countries by workers who don’t have full labor rights in factories that don’t meet environmental standards will come back to the United States, to GM executives. A little of that money, then, will trickle down all over the rest of us. [...]

Ron Wyden: Let's Throw Good Money After Bad!

Wyden’s logic suggests that he believes that a wasteful, risky corporate welfare scheme for Detroit is justified by the face that there has been a previous risky, wasteful corporate welfare scheme. [...]