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Americans Elect Responds to Delegate Revolt with Rules violation and a Lawsuit Threat

On May 17, the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect announced that it would cancel its planned privatized presidential nomination. Why? Because too few registered voters showed an interest in participating in a system that gave ultimate candidate selection authority to a self-selected corporate board.

Two days later, on May 19, a grassroots-organized and inclusive new group [...]

Dianne Feinstein: I Have No Facts, but this Bomb Would Have Blown Up in Three Different Places

Unpack this, the latest in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s increasingly bizarre line of justifications for unconstitutional surveillance measures. If they weren’t in place…

… two bombs would have left Dubai, headed for the United States, theoretically to Chicago — I don’t know whether this is actually fact, but to to a synagogue in Chicago, and likely [...]

Pop Quiz on Political Interviews. Oh, Snap!

Do you have what it takes to run for public office? Take this simple one-question quiz to find out!

1. You show up for an interview on live radio, streamed onto the web. When you are asked a policy question you don’t like, do you:

a) answer the question as best you can b) ignore [...]

Paul LePage Has an Anger Management Problem

“As your governor, you’re going to be seeing a lot of me on the front page, saying ‘Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.” — Paul LePage, September 2010

“Bullshit!” — Paul LePage, before storming out of a news conference, September 2010

“I’m about ready to punch A. J. Higgins!” — Paul LePage, September [...]

Roscoe Bartlett and the Electromagnetic Pulse Wave of Doom!

There is a bit of twisted entertainment value in watching Congressman Bartlett wave his hands about on the floor of Congress, following ever more bizarre fancies, constructing conspiracy theories to patch together his increasingly odd ideas. For the people of Maryland’s 6th congressional district, however, watching their representative in Congress cannot be much fun. [...]

Piegorsch Research Showing Risk of Terrorism For US Cities Is Hype

If Walter Piergorsch actually based his research on historical facts of what bioterrorism has been in the United States, he wouldn’t have ever said that railroads, natural environment or critical industries in a city would be a factor. Think about it: When has a bioterrorist attack in the United States targeted a railroad or used a railroad as a means of pathogen dispersal? [...]