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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 [...]

Important Windows Update: Microsoft Invades Your Privacy With a Bing Bar

If you use a computer running Microsoft Windows and you’re like me, you might just click “OK” when you’re presented with software updates to install. Those updates come in fast and furious, and with so many viruses and worms out there it’s a better approach than not installing any updates at all. But for some [...]

Change the Names and it’s 2001 All Over Again

Last night I stumbled upon this political cartoon Irregular Times whipped up in criticism of the policies of the Bush administration back in 2001:

With a little updating, it’ll be as good as new:

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