Since I moved to Maine, I’ve learned that Mainers think of some parts of their state as better than others. “Real Maine” includes the mill town of Millinocket, for example, but that term apparently doesn’t encompass the pastry, coffee and theater row of Hallowell. Someone needs to tell the thousands of people living in Hallowell […]
Americans Elect veterans: where were they then? Where are they now? Let’s look at one alum today and see how he’s doing.
2012: David Walker, employee of the anti-social-security billionaire Pete Peterson, appears on television to announce how flattered he is to find a “grassroots” Draft Walker for President “movement” is working to put his […]
When the U.S. Congress does nothing about the minimum wage, it cuts the minimum wage.
That statement may seem paradoxical, but it isn’t if you keep in mind the difference between nominal wages and real wages. The word “nominal” is just an adjective used to mean “the name of something,” and so a “nominal dollar” […]
For a while now, we’ve been maintaining a list of liberal social movement organizations and news sources for Utah and Utahns. It’s a pretty conservative state, all right, but the last time we looked a few years ago we were surprised at the number of vibrant, active groups on the left.
Tonight, I headed over […]
Travel back with me to 2010, when American journalists breathlessly spread the story of Prahlad Jani, an Indian mystic who claimed to have gone seven decades without eating or drinking, subsisting only on the air he breathed and an alleged mysterious elixir he said was produced by the hole in his palate. News reports around […]
Five years ago, in 2008, Catholic priest and media personality Father John Corapi predicted divine punishment for abortion and godlessness, railing in dire tones:
“If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies […]
Three days ago, I made available the first nine pages of the Americans Elect Mission Report. The privatized-presidential-election corporation has not made its Mission Report available to the American public or to its rank-and-file delegates, but thankfully Harvard Professor David King passed along a paper copy of the report to me when asked. Today I’ve […]
In the 1980s and 1990s, a bitter argument raged among political researchers between “state autonomy” theorists who asserted that the American state could at times act independently and “power structure” theorists who asserted that America was dominated by a social network of moneyed people and their associates interacting and coordinating through social bodies. Both theoretical […]
Americans Elect is a joint political party/corporation with plans to run the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination. A new set of corporate bylaws, approved at the most recent meeting of the Americans Elect Board of Directors on December 19 2011, have been released this evening. Click here to read, search through, download and freely copy […]
Earlier this week, Americans Elect listed the following additional “Leadership” on its website, not specifying most of their leadership positions within Americans Elect:
Denis A. Cortese, M.D. Foundation Professor, Arizona State University and Director of the ASU Healthcare Delivery and Policy Program; Emeritus President and CEO, Mayo Clinic
Eliot R. Cutler Chairman, OneMaine, Political Action […]