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Americans Elect Candidate David Walker: Where is he Now?

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 [...]

While Congress Did Nothing, Minimum Wage Fell Another 3 Cents in May 2014

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” [...]

Know of a nifty Liberal Utah Group or News Source? Tell Me About It!

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 [...]

3 Years Later, "Scientist" Still Hasn’t Released Data on "Breatharian" Prahlad Jani

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 [...]

The Madonna and John Corapi Prophecies: Still No Death or Mayhem from On High

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 [...]

Document Dump: Pages 1-18 of the Americans Elect Mission Report

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 [...]

Using Americans Elect as Instrument, 3 Wall Street Tycoons dump another $420K into Maine Senate Race

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 Revises its Bylaws, Making it Impossible for Delegates to Remove Party Officers

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 [...]

Americans Elect Names 10 New Leaders, Drawing Heavily Again from Financial Sector

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 [...]

After “Invisible Judgment Day,” Harold Camping Predicts World’s End October 21

On May 21, 2011, the worldwide earthquake and mass disinterment of corpses predicted by Christian leader Harold Camping failed to materialize. No worries for Camping and the nationwide proselytizing organization he leads: Camping has simply replaced his old familyradio.com website with a new version, containing no reference to the non-apocalypse May 21. Whee! Down the [...]