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Cheating Cheaters and the Cheaters who Cheat Them

Now that it’s possible to complete an entire college degree online, and with the rise of for-profit “universities” that don’t bother to proctor online exams, dozens of websites are offering to do absolutely all the classwork for lazy, incompetent and morally damaged students. Why study at all when you can lay down $800 to have [...]

Except for Ed Markey, Congressional Privacy Caucus Utterly Silent on Drones

A month ago, I noted the apparently ironic declaration of the “Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus”:

The Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus was designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff on matter of individual privacy, to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues, and to serve as a legislative advocate for personal privacy [...]

Americans Elect Strikes Again with Halloween Spending on the Maine Senate Race

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 [...]

What Americans Elect Wants From You / What Americans Elect Will Tell You

Personal Information the Americans Elect Corporation Requires from all Applicants interested in becoming State Committee Members or Electors

Full Legal Name

Address

Birth Date

Social Security Number

Duration of Current Residency

Citizenship Status

Voter Registration Status

Name of Congressional Representative

Plans to Move, if Any

Criminal Record

Reasons for Supporting Americans Elect

Justification of [...]

The Few Straying Tea Party Members of Congress Fall Back in Line to Support the Patriot Act

There never were all that many “Tea Party” identified members of Congress who stood up and voted against that biggest of Big Government programs called the Patriot Act. Today, the number shrank further as the few dissenting Tea Party members of Congress, apparently whipped in private, publicly fell back in line to support the authoritarian [...]

OH-12: Pat Tiberi Talks Jobs But Does Nothing to Create Them

On the subject of jobs, congressman Patrick Tiberi likes to talk tough, declaring over and over again what Congress must do to bring jobs back to America:

Jobs, not health care, should be the focus of Congress and the president, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township) told the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.

“That’s [...]

Mark Sanford, Governor of Black Pots and Kettles

“The bottom line is that he lied under a different oath -the oath to his wife.” — Republican Congressman Marshall Clement “Mark” Sanford on politics and the sanctity of marriage, 1998

Question: “Should South Carolina restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?” Answer: “Yes” — Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Sanford, [...]

Gingrich-Ensign 2012: Bible-Thumping Wife-Swappers for America

Newt Gingrich for President and John Ensign for Vice President in 2012: it’s the choice ticket, a perfect representation of Republican moral values in statement and in practice.

There’s synergy in the pairing: I mean, they could cheat on each other’s wives with each other’s wives! It would save them time that they could otherwise [...]

228 Privacy Hypocrites From the House of Representatives

These 228 members of the House of Representatives are hypocrites who make a big show about praising the very freedoms that they then turn around and attack when they think that no one is paying attention. They voted to destroy data privacy in the USA, and now they’re voting to create National Data Privacy Day. How stupid do they think we are? [...]

John McCain Ridicules Earmarks for DNA Research. Sarah Palin Championed It. Whoopsie Doodle. Um, Hey, Great Steak! Pass the Salt, John.

“My friends, we spent $3 million of your money to study the DNA of bears in Montana! Now, I don’t know if that was a paternity issue or a criminal issue, but the point is it was 3 million of your money. It was your money. And you know, we laugh about it, but we [...]