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What’s the Difference Between a Smith and a Doorknob? Not Much.

When you visit the webpage of We Need Smith, the public relations operation masquerading as a movement, you’ll see a list of questions. The answers to these questions are supposed to tell you whether you ought to support the as-yet unnamed congressional and presidential candidates they’ll be propping up with mystery money in 2016. Here [...]

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. [...]

On The Issues Shares Americans Elect Candidate Rating Methodology, Grading Obama in Bizarre Fashion

A private company called On The Issues has been assigned by Americans Elect to the task of rating certain 2012 presidential contenders over others, and the results are currently casting favor upon its Top Nine ranked contenders, each one a Republican. After some delay, On The Issues has released its methodology to reporter Jonathan Tilove, [...]

How Moderate are Americans Elect’s Select Nine?

Yesterday, the corporate presidential nominating effort called Americans Elect communicated with favor toward nine American politicians, nine politicians it featured in a dedicated banner on top of its new “Candidates” page. We’ll call these the Americans Elect Select Nine. They are Republican former Governor Buddy Roemer, Republican Congressman Dennis Ross, Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy, Republican [...]

Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civics Test Flunks Out

“Americans Don’t Know Civics,” flatly declares the USA Today headline. Agence France Presse and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker dutifully follow suit, passing on the press release of the “Intercollegiate Studies Institute.” Americans are expected to recoil, recoil! at the following fact points:

More than 2/3 of those surveyed earned a failing grade on a [...]