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Is Opposing the Patriot Act Adapting for America’s Future or Returning to the Founding Fathers? Yes, says Americans Elect.

The online privatized presidential nomination coming to a computer screen near you, Americans Elect, issued its judgments last November about the politicians who it felt were the best match for the nation. I’m not kidding: Americans Elect called them its “Top Matches” and promoted them heavily on its “Candidates” page without reference to its methodology. [...]

Political Director of Americans Elect: Too Much Democracy is Dangerous (and Forget Your History)

Americans Elect Political Director Darry Sragow explains why it’s necessary for a corporate board to select the presidential candidates that voters will be allowed to choose between:

We have a Board of Directors who help oversee our process, which Professor Hasen correctly points out is self-appointed. While we don’t mean to put the board in [...]

GOP Outrage At Health Care Rallies Round The Sabbath

When a holy day celebrated by some people seeks to bring everyone’s government grinding to a halt, sacrilege in the public sphere makes a great deal of sense. [...]

FBI General Counsel: Constitution and Bill of Rights “Seriously Miss the Mark”

Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, [...]

FBI General Counsel: Constitution and Bill of Rights "Seriously Miss the Mark"

Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, [...]

Book Burners for Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s moral values are the moral values of book burning – censorship with the aim of establishing cultural and political power. These are the values of the Dark Ages in Europe. These are the values of witch trials in Salem. [...]

Eagle Forum Takes Palin Questionnaire Down. Here's a Mirror.

Golly gee whizzikers. Sarah Palin’s kooky responses to the 2006 Eagle Forum Questionnaire were so embarrassing that the conservative web site finally took the page down from its site. I have to admit, if I were a conservative and I read that Sarah Palin thinks the Founding Fathers put “Under God” in the Pledge of [...]

Sarah Palin, Amy Goodman and the Unfounding of the USA

Will anyone at the Republican National Convention even apologize for this illegal arrest of journalists attempting to cover the event? I’m not expecting to hear any such admission of wrongdoing. [...]