The following is my transcription of a speech given by David Segal of Demand Progress at the Stop Watching Us demonstration held in Washington DC on October 26 2013 in opposition to massive government surveillance.
We all know why we’re here today. We’re here because 4 months ago, Americans and the rest of the world [...]
A transcript of the speech of Congressman Peter Stark to the Reason Rally, a gathering last weekend of thousands of non-theist Americans on the National Mall. [...]
The 501c4 corporation Americans Elect is arranging for the nation’s first-ever privately-run online nomination of candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. As with any other corporation in the United States, it has a set of bylaws. On November 18, 2011 the Americans Elect corporation held an unannounced meeting at [...]
A tip of the pen to Scott Moore of Our Oregon for bringing an Oregon Public Broadcasting radio program this past week to my attention. OPB’s Dave Miller interviewed Kellen Arno, Vice President of the for-profit ballot-signature corporation Arno Political Associates and National Field Director of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation with the aim of [...]
Americans Elect bylaws, the most recent version of which were enacted on July 1 2011, make it very clear how Board Members and Officers of Americans Elect are to behave in regard to presidential candidates:
Officers shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President [...]
While some politicians whose names rhyme with “a sock-a-rama” have made big promises to reform the Patriot Act only to break those promises later, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio has remained firmly set in word and practice against the Patriot Act in its nearly ten years, speaking out against it and most importantly voting against [...]
On October 22, 2010, Peter Ackerman received an award at a gala fundraiser in New York City for Breakthrough TV, a human rights media non-profit. These were the ticket prices:
Admission: $50,000.00 Visionary Table $25,000.00 Luminary Table $15,000.00 Icon Table $10,000.00 Pathfinder $1,500.00 Individual Ticket – Priority Seating $1,000.00 Individual Ticket – Preferred Seating $500.00 [...]
I was reading an interesting piece of history today when I was scanning back through old copies of the Congressional Record. In a 1948 volume I found a speech by President Harry S. Truman to a joint session of Congress:
The Defense authorization bill is coming to the Senate floor tomorrow, and we have a [...]
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another act in the ongoing production of the Editing Quotes Out of Context Theatre.
A new alleged quotation of President Barack Obama is making the rounds at right-wing websites and in Republican e-mail circles, a quotation being used to “prove” Barack Obama is a Muslim:
“I have lived in a [...]