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What Kind of Independence Drives the Independence Party of New York?

These last few days I’ve been making preparations to review a book written by a longtime leader of the Independence Party of New York. I’ve heard some funny things about the Independence Party of New York, mostly alleging some form of “cultish” behavior. I don’t like “cult” accusations very much, considering that most of the [...]

Top 10 Contributors to 527 Political Groups in the 3rd Quarter of 2010

When the Center for Responsive Politics reviewed contributions to Section 527 political organizations during the 2nd Quarter of 2010, their headline shouted Big Donors!. The headline was merited by their finding that the top ten donors together gave $6.7 million to political groups during the period. If we’re looking for a headline for the 3rd [...]

Who is Paying Unity12’s Rent for its Top-Floor DC Beltway Suite?

The IRS requires Section 527 political organizations to report in itemized form any contributions they receive when such contributions surpass $200 for a calendar year. A Section 527 organization’s expenditures must be reported in itemized form if more than $500 in a calendar year is spent on a particular expense. If some person or group [...]

Protest Shuts Down Bankers

They came to protest the ABA’s hiring of lobbyists to oppose mortgage restructuring for family homes. In response, did the American Bankers Association open their doors and listen? [...]

Will Fired Zillow Workers Use Zillow To Sell Their Homes?

A large-scale pre-emptive firing of American workers would suddenly create a large number of people who wouldn’t have much money to spend, and would be out making it harder for people who are already out of work to find a job. That would be a good way to make the economy a lot worse pretty quickly, wouldn’t it? [...]