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Read it Here: Americans Elect organizing as a Political Party to run Candidates in Michigan

Yesterday, we learned that Americans Elect had applied for permission from the state of Michigan to collect petition signatures to gain ballot access for the 2012 elections. Americans Elect’s overarching goal: to have its own candidates for President and Vice President placed on the 2012 ballot in all 50 states.

Today, the helpful folks at [...]

Resource: List of Campaign Finance Disclosure Websites State by State

Transparency shouldn’t be opaque.

For the life of me, I haven’t been able to find a current list of campaign finance websites covering local political donations in the 50 states of the USA. The best I could find was an old list helpfully compiled by the Campaign Disclosure Project. It’s a good start, but it [...]

Tea Party Contributions to State Candidates: 92% Republican, 0% Democrat

Looking at data on federally-organized political action committees and Section 527 groups that identify themselves as part of the “Tea Party” movement, we’ve discovered that such openly-disclosed grassroots groups have levels of activity too low to account for the highly visible “Tea Party” activity seen splayed across the national media. Indeed, most of them are [...]

Transcript: Thomas Muthee Speaks to Sarah Palin on Putting God in Charge of our Educational System

With Sarah Palin in the audience watching, Thomas Muthee delivered a sermon to the Wasilla Assemblies of God on October 11, 2005. The subject of the sermon: why Sarah Palin should be elected Governor of Alaska. Muthee’s number four reason for supporting Sarah Palin’s candidacy (transcription of video):

Number three, or number four, it’s the [...]

A Teacher’s Credibility on Religious Proselytization: Establishment of Christian Religion Only

You probably have already heard about the public school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio who’s been documented to have plastered the Ten Commandments on his door, put a Bible on his desk and promoted religious creationism to his students. He’s also been alleged by Mount Vernon public schools and a child in his class [...]

How and Where to Lodge a Complaint About Political Church Activities

It’s a matter of law: non-profit organizations, including churches, must refrain “from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office” so long as they wish to be exempt from taxation for the large number of government services they receive.

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Illinois State Rep: Atheist Has No Right to Speak or Exist

The Pilgrim Baptist Church burned down in Chicago in 2006. That’s sad. But is it the responsibility of government in America to rebuild churches? It’s pretty clearly not. The first amendment to the United States Constitution declares that the government shall not establish religion, and the government actually building a church is as close to [...]