On Tuesday, July 28 2015 — two years, one month and six days after it reached the threshold triggering a required response — the presidential administration of Barack Obama has finally responded to a petition calling for the pardon of surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. Snowden, you may recall, released information that has documented the federal […]
After yesterday’s revelations, did you think the news about warrantless spying on Americans couldn’t possibly get worse?
Well, you’re wrong. Today, there are more revelations about the spying program of the NSA, a branch of the U.S. military. These revelations are even worse than what came before.
What you read below takes for granted […]
As I read through and scan in a paper copy of the Americans Elect Mission Report, I’m tickled by the story Americans Elect is telling about itself, tickled by the inability of Americans Elect staffers to tell a story straight. Even in a document sent only to Americans Elect insiders and boosters, the privatized-presidential-election corporation […]
Americans Elect, a corporation that is trying to run and count the votes in the nation’s first-ever online-only presidential nomination, issued a press release on March 14 2012 in which it claimed to have 400,000 delegates:
Americans Elect delegates, which now total more than 400,000 and counting, can draft and support a presidential candidate of […]
I just received a letter in the mail from Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association. I get a little cheer in my heart when such letters come. For one thing, I know that the fundamentalist and theocratic AFA just frittered away a little bit of its budget on printing and mailing costs. For […]
This January, the FBI finally acknowledged that for years, it spied on Americans’ telephone calls without judicial warrants. The bureau gained access to the phone calls of everyday Americans, journalists and entire American news bureaus by claiming the existence of emergencies, telling stories about impending terrorist attacks that were completely false. These aren’t just violations […]