Lawrence Lessig’s defacto political message is that whenever you want to accomplish something, you should pursue its opposite. So, if you want to support the Lawrence Lessig for President campaign, you should do so by withholding support for the Lawrence Lessig for President campaign.
(Tip of the pen to Richard Winger for getting me started down this path.) Earlier this year Americans Elect leaders popped up with a new organization, a new name (“Level the Playing Field”), and two mysterious payments from that group. The first mysterious payment was made
The Conservative Campaign Committee, announcing its determination to replace the corrupt Republican congressman Michael Grimm with another politician in the same mold, has released a statement reading: “Should we try to work with Obama in the spirit of cooperation, since the mainstream media keeps insisting
“Right to Rise” is the name of both a Political Action Committee gathering campaign contributions for Jeb Bush to run for President, and of a Super PAC that is gathering unregulated campaign contributions to support the general idea of Jeb Bush running for President. Does that
“Embrace The Irony.” Remember that phrase? It was the phrase that Lawrence Lessig used to launch a big-money-gathering political action committee called the MayDay Super PAC in 2014. The publicly declared purpose of the big-money MayDay Super PAC was to … wait for it …
Back in April, Elizabeth Dias of Time Magazine described the debut of a new political action committee called Faith Voters for Hillary. “Faith for Hillary is in the process of filing as a PAC, marking a strong push by Hillary Clinton’s religious supporters ahead of
There is nothing that communicates the message that a political organization has no respect for its grassroots supporter than an email that contains the phrase “tonight’s critical FEC deadline”. Campaigns and PACs that think of voters as dupes love to try to convince people that
If New Jersey Families Want Tom MacArthur In Congress, Why Are Secret Sources Struggling To Prop Up His Campaign?
Tom MacArthur is the Republican candidate in New Jersey’s third congressional district, an open seat being vacated by current U.S. Representative Jon Runyan. This week, MacArthur was the beneficiary of a payment made to Spectrum Marketing Companies on behalf of an organization that calls itself
An organization that calls itself the Women Speak Out PAC is throwing around a lot of money this year to try to manipulate several U.S. Senate elections… but in what sense does this group actually consist of women speaking out? Some of the Women Speak
Do you remember the Mayday PAC, the Super PAC unregulated political corporation that promised to get big money out of politics? Do you remember when its leadership — Americans Elect alums libertarian Lawrence Lessig, Republican Kahlil Byrd and Republican Mark McKinnon — asked you to
From its inception, the Mayday PAC run by Americans Elect alumni Lawrence Lessig, Kahlil Byrd and Mark McKinnon has run on a tank of political fuel emblazoned with the words JUST TRUST US. So the Mayday PAC was led by a group of people who