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Is 825 Days With No Civil Liberties Board Change You Believed In?

It has now been 825 days since Barack Obama took ofice as President of the United States of America. President Obama has failed to follow federal law and fill the five empty chairs of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and with this failure entering its third year, it’s not plausible to suggest that […]

BORDC Asks: Will you call Barack Obama on the Patriot Act today?

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee is asking Americans to call President Barack Obama at

During his campaign, the president repeatedly criticized the PATRIOT Act and promised to implement reforms to protect law-abiding Americans from unchecked surveillance. But now, for the second time since taking office in 2009, Obama has taken the same position […]

Vigil at White House to Close Guantanamo Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 2011

Today and tomorrow from Noon to 4 pm, Witness Against Torture is holding a vigil outside the White House to call for the closing of Guantanamo and an end to the practice of indefinite detention without criminal charges. If you’re in Washington DC and can make it to these events, please do your part to […]

Open Letter to Americans Elect: Questions and an Invitation to Dialogue

Having initiated contact with Americans Elect by phone and e-mail multiple times over the past months, and having received no reply, I’ve decided to write a formal letter. The following is a copy of a letter sent by certified mail today to Americans Elect, the 501(c)(4) political corporation with the goal of electing its own […]

Competing Biographies of Americans Elect Leadership: Can This Presidential Effort Contain Multitudes?

What life stories shall we tell of the two primary leaders of a new political party determined to put its own candidates in the White House?

When describing Peter Ackerman (the sole funder, Chairman and President of Americans Elect), it is accurate to describe him as a business libertarian sitting on the board of the […]

Americans Elect could be just what America needs in 2012

The 29 articles written to date at Irregular Times on the resurrection of Unity08 as Americans Elect are not intended as criticism. Rather, the information provided and questions raised within them are intended to raise the profile of this private corporation cum political party as it quietly works behind the scenes to nominate and elect […]

Americans Elect Corporate Bylaws tucked into Nevada Transparency Site

Americans Elect is both a corporation and a political party that has been working since April of this year to put its own presidential ticket on the ballot in 2012. Thanks to the transparency laws of the state of Nevada, which requires the posting of corporate bylaws for any group trying to form a political […]

Have You Been Asked to Sign the Americans Elect 2012 Petition?

In at least the states of Arizona and Nevada, paid petition circulators for Americans Elect have been trying to get enough signatures to get this entity — at once both a corporation and a political party — a place on the the ballot for the 2012 presidential elections.

Because this corporation/political party is trying […]

Americans Elect Provides Second Revision of Goals, Dumping Poll-Based Decisionmaking

When Unity08 transformed itself into the Unity12 Task Force this April, it described itself in terms nearly identical to those of Unity08:

The goal of the Unity12 Task Force is to set the stage for an effort to nominate a Unity Ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States in 2012. This ticket will […]

Poll: What would Mike Pence and Sarah Palin give You?

“What a dream ticket: Mike Pence and Sarah Palin. That would give the liberals heartburn!”

So said fundamentalist Christian activist Tony Perkins last night as he took the microphone to announce the presidential and vice presidential straw poll results from the 2010 Values Voter Summit.

But what does he know? Come on, you liberals, […]

Falling Down on the PCLOB: Barack Obama in Violation of Federal Law 597 Days and Counting

What’s the PCLOB and why should you care?

In the election year of 2004, President George W. Bush quieted down anger at his constitutional record by signing a law creating a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to protect Americans’ rights during his War on Terror. Under the law this board is to be housed […]