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Big Money Corrodes Absolutely: Mayday Super PAC devolves into spinning self-protection

From its inception, the Mayday PAC run by Americans Elect alumni Lawrence Lessig, Kahlil Byrd and Mark McKinnon has run on a tank of political fuel emblazoned with the words JUST TRUST US.

So the Mayday PAC was led by a group of people who deceived followers in a previous political effort. So what? [...]

DocDawg: Why Not Just Trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC?

Why not just trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC? Blogger DocDawg has a few reasons. You can read his full essay here, but here are a few excerpts:

“Lessig’s flirtation with the concept of Using Big Money in Politics to Get Big Money Out of Politics isn’t new. In his previous effort he served as [...]

Are WordPress And Automattic Purposefully Sneaking Surveillance Bots Into Jetpack For Self-Hosted Bloggers?

Despite earlier promises that Wordpress would be secured, Kissmetrics tracking software has been placed by Wordpress onto a huge number of independent web sites without their permission. [...]

The Effect of a Lack of Trust

Time was, I paid a lot of attention to what Barack Obama said. I waited in line to attend his speeches and transcribed them so everyone could share in the knowledge of his plans. I showed up for meetings his staffers held on environmental issues, eager to disseminate his ideas on water policy for debate [...]

What Or Who Do You Believe In Anymore?

At this point, I can’t think of a single political organization that has my trust. I look at the field of potential presidential candidates in 2016, for all the political parties, big and small, and shudder. [...]

3 out of 3 Known Americans Elect Funders made Fortunes off Duping the American People

Last week, we learned that after failing to attract enough actual voters to carry off the first-ever privatized presidential election, the 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect abandoned democracy and without a vote or democratic process of any kind started pouring money into the campaign to elect Angus King to a U.S. Senate seat in Maine. [...]

National Campus Director Blake Wright the Latest Americans Elect Staffer to Violate Neutrality

Let’s get right to the point: Three weeks ago, circumstantial evidence suggested that Americans Elect had violated its neutrality policy regarding presidential candidates. Today, Americans Elect has inadvertently confirmed it.

Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that wants to run its very own candidate for President of the United States, refuses to identify the people who [...]

Right Wingers Have Anti-Skeptical Rejection Of Science

The label of “skeptic” should not be sullied by connection with people who simply don’t have the strength of character to admit that they’re wrong. [...]

Americans Elect Corporation Overrules Vote by Membership to Choose its own Platform of Questions

Americans Elect is the first-ever 501c4 corporation to want to run its very own privatized online election to nominate a presidential candidate. It’s only 100 days until the first ballot. But it has run a preliminary vote already. Did Americans Elect abide by the results? [...]

American Surveillance System Run By Rulebreakers and Cheats

I’ve had just about enough with all this second-guessing of our leaders. Yes, the U.S. Government is putting an increasing number of innocent Americans’ activities under surveillance. But what you have to understand is that our leaders have our best interests at heart. They must have a good reason to be doing what they’re doing. [...]

Kaminer: Infallible Government that Can’t Do Anything Right?

This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration:

The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and other policy ideas. We will review constructive proposals from Sen. [...]