One of the best features of the newfangled Internet connectivity in our society is the ability of everyday citizens like you and me to take the data powerful governments, corporations and political parties have quietly accessed for decades and use it ourselves to answer driving questions we might have. Over the last few weeks I’ve […]
Blogger DocDawg has delved into the financial records of the Mayday Super PAC. This year, the Mayday PAC is identifying eight congressional campaigns to fund, ostensibly on the basis of campaign finance reform, and so far those campaigns benefitting from Mayday’s largesse are half Republican, half Democrat.
Actual support for campaign finance legislation is […]
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: […]
Harry Canyon writes this week to Irregular Times, reacting to an Anti-Republican bumper sticker web page of ours on which we write disparagingly of the GOP:
“Politics is an audacious enterprise. It takes some audacity to claim so strong a grip on the truth as to pass a law stripping away Americans’ freedom, or requiring […]
“There isn’t a Republican party. I wish there were, I wish there was a Republican party. I wish there was one person we could sit across the table from and make a deal and make the compromise and know when you got up from the table that the deal was done.” — Vice President Joseph […]
Ask the National Rifle Association whether it is a partisan organization, and it will issue strenuous denials.
NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Chris Cox:
The political reality is that we have President Obama, who had at one point 60 Democratic votes in the Senate and a 39-vote margin in the House. If […]
I read with interest today Kevin Miller’s report in the Bangor Daily News on financing in the campaigns for Governor of Maine. Miller noted that Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage has received more campaign money from the Republican Governors Association than Democratic candidate Libby Mitchell has received from the Democratic Governors Association.
Kevin Miller interprets […]
Barack Obama has now gone 441 days without appointing a legally-required Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
This is not a trivial matter. The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that is supposed to be in existence is the body of government tasked with training government surveillance officers in compliance with the United States Constitution. […]