In 2010 — five years ago — the U.S. Congress passed into law a requirement that publicly-traded corporations must publicly reveal the gap between the pay for their CEOs and the pay for the rest of their employees. It wasn’t until yesterday that the Securities
While U.S. Government Secretly Tapped Phones and Internet, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was Stymied
This morning, you may feel like wearing a tin-foil hat to protect yourself, and such an act wouldn’t be entirely kooky. Yesterday, leaks to newspapers revealed that the United States government has not only been seizing the records of billions of phone calls taking place
According to the IRS, members of the American public have the right to ask for the Form 990 annual financial disclosure from any Section 501(c) corporation. Those disclosures matter because they provide information the activities of corporations that most don’t disclose voluntarily. By looking at
As Americans, we have the right to examine the public records of the corporations that have been granted a public charter. The IRS requires that the Form 990 annual report of any Section 501(c) corporation be delivered within 30 days of the a written request,
Finally, after two years of initiating contact with Americans Elect and asking for a response, the 501c4 corporation that wanted to elect its own President of the United States has written me a letter in response. That’s the good news. The bad news is that
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
In the campaign literature Americans Elect originally used to disseminate information about its first-ever privatized online presidential nominating election, a date of November 6 was set as the starting time when candidates and draft campaigns could begin signing up followers on the americanselect.org website. That
Apart from the question of whether it’s a good idea for Americans Elect to run its own private, corporate-run presidential nomination in 2012, there’s the question of whether Americans Elect can technically and organizationally pull the effort off. There’s not much time between now and
Barack Obama goes against the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he delays action on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
The Free Society Collective learned so much at that conference that they’ve been, um, organizing their resistance for the last two years, see.
When I hear politicians talk about the need for government programs to stimulate job creation, I think that they ought to start with the Government Printing Office.