After the failure of any Americans Elect candidate to meet has released a statement of one of its founding officers, Kahlil Byrd. The statement follows, interrupted in another font with annotated fact checking. Links labeled “source” will direct you to sources supporting the conclusions of the fact check.
Statement by Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd [...]
Americans Elect Rules 2.2.2 and 3.2.2 stipulate that any draft or declared presidential candidate wishing to qualify for any of its three rounds of presidential primary voting must obtain sufficient clicks of support on its website 7 days before a round of voting occurs. The sufficient amount varies according to who you are. If you’re [...]
876 days ago, Barack Obama took office as President of the United States of America. As President, Barack Obama is required under federal law to nominate five members of a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the job of which is to use its subpoena power to review the search and surveillance activities of the [...]
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. [...]
Writing from the scene, where I’ve seen it myself:
This week, anti-gay activist Randall Terry called for a demonstration to descend on Mt. Vernon Square in Washington, DC, where President Barack Obama is set to deliver a speech to the Human Rights Campaign. His message: God’s Law of the Bible forbids same-sex marriage, and so [...]
I’ve experienced a fair chunk of failure lately. I left academia a little while ago after failing to get tenure, and while I might toss up some smoke about something being wrong with the university system and blah, blah, blah, the truth is that I was given enough support to succeed but didn’t publish enough. [...]
Three demonstrations by progressives were planned for Inauguration Day, 2009. Three of them failed.
The first, planned by me, grew out of the simple desire back in October of 2008 to be able to stand on the Inaugural Parade route in January, no matter who was elected President, and hold a sign reminding the new [...]
Have we ever had so much money shoveled around so widely in a plan that is so quickly called such a failure?
How desirable was the bailout bill that was voted down in Congress yesterday? Set that question aside for the moment and recall John McCain’s stunt last week of “suspending” his campaign and declaring he just didn’t have time to debate his opponent, because he had to dash to Washington to save the nation, heal our [...]