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AmericanPresident2012: Internet Democracy, Revocable, Revisable, Ish

Unity08 may be dead, but the tribute band is coming.

AmericanPresident2012 is a website that will, according to its “Mission Statement”:

The purpose of AmericanPresident2012.com is to bring back to the American people the vision that was The United States Of America. We are motivated to identify what is broken in our political system […]

National Park Service Changes Its Tune on DC Inaugural Protest

This morning, I called the National Park Service — twice — for information on obtaining a permit for a demonstration at the Washington, DC Inauguration Parade on January 20, 2009. On multiple points, the information I obtained today was quite different than the information I’d received earlier from people at the very same number. I […]

Try NY Times Dashboard for Good Election Results

The NY Times Dashboard seems to most quickly post election results (tell me if you find one that’s faster). It also has a neat tab that tracks the various news networks’ callings of various states.

Romney Predicts Big McCain Win Tomorrow. What Do You Predict?

When I saw Mitt Romney speak to a small group of the Republican faithful in Columbus, Ohio today, he didn’t shy away from making a bold election prediction:

I think Ohio’s going to surprise a lot of people tomorrow by delivering the state for John McCain.

I hear there’s a million people who’re gonna gather […]

Celebrate Obama and Prepare Just in Case

I’m hoping Barack Obama will win, but preparing this emergency McCain victory response kit just in case. […]

Three Days, Three Syllables: What Needs to Change?

Something’s coming. I don’t know what it is. Will it be great?

There will be a presidential election in three days, and a new direction for our country will be chosen. There’s lots of talk of “Change,” and of “Change You Can Believe In.” What is this change of which I hear people speak? What’s […]

Applying for Permission to Protest in Washington on January 20, 2009: Please, Uncle Sam, can my Friends Talk Too?

[Update: The National Park Service has now changed its stance. As of the end of November, 2008, individuals and groups of less than 25 will be permitted to attend the inauguration, with signs, without a permit.]

If you want to carry a sign to the presidential inaugural parade on January 20, 2009, you’ve got to […]

Can You Sincerely Acknowledge One Strength of the Candidate You Don't Support?

In his latest column, the professional Republican supplicant Thomas Sowell sacrifices accuracy to the altar of partisanship. Sowell highlights Barack Obama’s peripheral role in the “Bridge to Nowhere” but neglects Sarah Palin’s central role in the same affair. Sowell contends that Obama is different from “liberal left politicians” only in “his rhetoric,” completely ignoring Obama’s […]

Bob Barr Cosponsored Legislation to Take Away Citizenship from American-Born Babies. How is Taking Away Rights Libertarian?

As I noted yesterday, since Barack Obama knifed the Constitution in the back with his pro-FISA flip flop, people have been writing to me with advice about how I should switch my vote to Bob Barr for President. See, they tell me, Bob Barr is the Libertarian Party candidate, and so he will be a […]

Consumer Picks for Barack Obama’s Running Mate, June 2008

For some time now we’ve been selling buttons, bumper stickers and t-shirts that pair various combinations of candidates as president and vice president into Democratic tickets for the White House in 2008. Now that Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and is in the process of deciding who his running mate will be, […]

When DC Insiders Tell You How It Has To Be, Remember This

Inside operators within the beltway of Washington, DC love to tell the rest of us how it has to be, and how anybody who thinks otherwise is just naive and wouldn’t understand. The next time you hear some DC insider telling you how it has to be, remember this:

Sam Waterston made a speech in […]