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Ben Carson Warns Americans Not To Elect Him President

Why elect Ben Carson, if he doesn’t even aspire to something honorable in the Presidency? […]

In the Network: Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2014, Connected through Lobbyists

A few years ago, I looked into the ties that connected the top 10 federal contractors of 2010 and 2011, and last year I took an updated look at the top contractors of 2013. Let’s return to that subject again using federal contracting data for 2014, using files released just last month by the Federal […]

7 Reasons I Need To Know The Top Los Angeles Art Power Couples

Susan Michals has written an article in ArtNet News listing the 10 Los Angeles Art Power Couples You Need To Know. I had not considered familiarity with any art power couple anywhere to be a necessity, and was prepared simply to dismiss the article, but then I paused to contemplate the possibilities.

The following are […]

Why Those in Power Must Be Watched, in 15 Seconds

http://irregulartimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/SouthCarolinaAbuseofPower.mp4

Everyone thinking and talking and deliberating and having any say in the relationship between a government and its people should be talking about this 15 seconds right now.

Those in power must be watched.

Source: Washington Post, Heavy

Authority Elbows In At The Libertarian Party National Convention

Tomorrow, the 2014 national convention of the Libertarian Party will begin. For a Libertarian convention, the convention looks tightly focused on rules and regulations. The first several events are:

Training Bylaws Committee Meeting Credentials Committee Meeting Convention Registration & Delegate Credentialing

They’re Libertarians, so why can’t they all just agree to show up, and then […]

Know Your Enemy Better: The Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2013

A few years ago, I shared with you patterns of connection between the Top 10 federal contractors of 2011. Let’s return to that subject with federal contracting data for 2013, released last month by the Federal Procurement Data System. The top 10 private contractors with the United States government in fiscal year 2013 were:

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It’s not just the DEA: NSA Program allows Warrantless Surveillance to spot Ordinary Crime

How would you feel if a soldier arrived at the door of your house and announced that on behalf of the U.S. military, he would be installing a voice recorder under your kitchen table to capture all of your conversations, and also splicing a data recorder into the cables in your basement to monitor your […]

AE Transparency’s Asymmetric Warfare Letter to Americans Elect (and why I disagree)

Yesterday, AE Transparency sent off a letter to Americans Elect executives Peter Ackerman, Elliot Ackerman and Kahlil Byrd. AE Transparency sent me a copy and has given me permission to reprint that letter here:

Gents:

http://aetransparency.blogspot.com/2012/05/this-weaks-voting-at-americans-elect.html

In case you’re wondering, we know what comes next…and we’re already prepared to have a field-day with it.

Gentlemen, […]

Mike McIntyre Uses Prayer As A Pose For Power

Congressman Mike McIntyre doesn’t care enough about prayer to center his own life around the practice, so what right does he have to lecture to the rest of us about how we’re not praying enough? […]

Formal Petition for Reversal of Americans Elect Bylaw 5.6

The full text of a petition to reverse Americans Elect Bylaw 5.6, which directly disenfranchises Americans Elect delegates and places ballot access control firmly in the hands of a unanimous corporate-appointed board. […]

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 […]