When it was trying to win the support of the American people, the corporation called Americans Elect made a pledge not to support or oppose any political candidate. It was a neutral player in the political system, Americans Elect told us; it was just trying to strengthen democracy. To that end, Americans Elect pledged that [...]
There are approximately 276 ways in which Americans Elect has degraded the standard for transparency, accuracy and democracy in presidential politics, from suppressing votes to less-than-factual representations to the media and on and on, Americans Elect is playing a lords’ game with the vote.
That’s why AE Transparency has created a petition to “Make Americans [...]
The 29 articles written to date at Irregular Times on the resurrection of Unity08 as Americans Elect are not intended as criticism. Rather, the information provided and questions raised within them are intended to raise the profile of this private corporation cum political party as it quietly works behind the scenes to nominate and elect [...]
In a press release that has already caused significant hubbub, the Gallup organization has released polling data from 2008 in which Americans are asked to identify themselves as Democratic, leaning Democratic, leaning Republican or Republican. Gallup finds that majority of its respondents identify as Democratic or as leaning Democratic. Furthermore, they use their data to [...]
In this Year of Obama, Congressman Michael Arcuri should have been a shoe-in for re-election. Instead, with 44 percent of precincts reporting, it’s 50.5 percent for Richard Hanna, the Republican challenger, and 49.5 percent for incumbent Arcuri. [...]
“Far Left,” “left-wing,” “purists.” That’s how the New York Times refers to Americans who are dismayed that after promising to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama actually voted to stop the filibuster and then voted for its passage.
The FISA Amendments Act is the bill now passed into law that gives a president’s administration [...]
John Conyers (who voted against H.R. 6304), explaining today why the Democratic Party leadership acquiesced to a bill that permits the Attorney General to electronically spy upon and physically search any person or property in the United States or elsewhere, without a warrant, in a system policed by the Attorney General him- or her-self:
Over the past three to four days, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent multiple messages to my e-mail in-box. These messages go on and on about how important it is to her campaign for president that delegations from Florida and Michigan be seated. But Barack Obama leads Clinton in the delegate count by about 189 delegates [...]
“Senator Lieberman is a valued member of the caucus, and he votes with the Democrats a majority of the time,” — Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
“Without a doubt, Lieberman has betrayed the Democrats every time he could get a chance.” — user reason on Alternet.
“One of these [...]