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Patriot Journalist Network pushes Dozens of Members of Congress to Bomb Twitter

Self-described “Christian Technologist” Mark Prasek has a developed a new application for Twitter — a conservative “Patriot” robo-tweeting machine:

“We have developed technology whereby our members have granted permission for our Twitter application to act (either tweet or retweet) on their behalf. This is NOT just another hashtag used by a group on Twitter who [...]

How We're Talking About Drones Today

Yesterday, Peregrin Wood noted the leaking of a previously secret legal document written by the presidential administration of Barack Obama, a document that justifies the killing of American citizens who have been convicted of no crime, without the right to a trial and even without charges being brought to a criminal court. The tool for [...]

Who Says Who Sucks in the Senate?

“You suck.” This is one of the most direct, blunt, and perhaps rude ways of letting someone know you are disgusted with their behavior. Politics can be direct, blunt and often rude. So when I looked through an archive I’ve been collecting of all Twitter messages sent to the accounts of U.S. senators, I expected [...]

Infographic: What They're Saying about the Obama Microchip Consipracy Hoax

Last week, F.G. Fitzer debunked yet another conspiracy theory being spread about Barack Obama. According to rumors spreading in right-wing and libertarian circles, there is a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) that will force Americans to have government-trackable rfid microchips implanted under their skin.

Even a few lower-quality newspapers have [...]

Mostly Consistent Support for Al Franken's Location Privacy Bill

Last year, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota introduced a location privacy bill to the U.S. Senate that cleared the Senate Judiciary committee but didn’t make it onto the floor. The bill (read the text here) would have stopped the pernicious practice by corporate America of selling information about your location that you generate when you [...]

No Labels/Draft Walker/Peterson Clone Corp called The Can Kicks Back is Coming… Track It

Calling itself a “movement” of “millenials,” a website called The Can Kicks Back (TKCB) hasn’t yet made a public launch, but it is already at work behind the scenes to set up its organizational infrastructure.

Oddly enough, in a posting on a jobs board TKCB Communications Director Jake Parent reveals that it is anything but [...]

Senator Pat Roberts, still fighting the Prude Wars of 1996

In the 112th Congress, Pat Roberts has voted to throw people into prison forever without charges, and to throw other people into prison for engaging in speech that Pat Roberts doesn’t like.

Should we be surprised that such a zealous, punitive man is still trying to impeach Bill Clinton?

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In The United States Of Amercia We All Look Superficial

Not many of the Facebook and Twitter accounts that mocked Amercia yesterday will be used today to comment with more penetration on substantial political issues. There isn’t room on their users’ screens for all the words. [...]

Too Neutral? Even After Political Death, Americans Elect Can’t Stop Hawking Centrism

The emerging media consensus about why Americans Elect failed is wrong. Media analysts — from Linda Feldman to Will Marshall to Noreen Malone — have declared that the corporate-presidential nominating system’s death came from not having a position or a candidate and instead building a blank platform that anyone could use. The emerging media consensus [...]

Committee: Vote David Walker for President First. You’ll get his Policy Ideas later.

The campaign to Draft David Walker for President is an awfully strange one in many ways, right down to David Walker himself making an appearance on national TV to declare that he wasn’t running for president, and he wasn’t encouraging anyone to vote for him for president, except back when he repeatedly did, but anyway [...]

A Weak Week in Votes and Tweets for Americans Elect

As AE Transparency notes, another week has passed during which the Americans Elect presidential contenders have failed to attract enough supporters to qualify for the May 8 Americans Elect presidential primary ballot — the nation’s first-ever privatized all-online presidential nomination vote. Americans Elect set a fairly low standard for political insiders to gain ballot access [...]