“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it?
Caroline Hunter’s confirmation to the Election Assistance Commission in February 2007 came near the end of the agency’s controversial handling of two internally contentious commissioned studies — one on voter fraud and the other on voter identification laws. Pressure to fill the four-member bipartisan commission was high: the election season was heating up.
Emails released to Congress about the two studies, reviewed by Raw Story, reveal that Hunter’s selection was not only well-timed but also succeeded in installing an ideologically partisan insider on the commission.
According to the NYTimes, a federal judge has invalidated two patents on human genes, claiming that the patents were “improperly granted” because they involved a “law of nature.” While this decision is certain to be appealed by patent owner Myriad Genetics, it has the potential to drive widespread changes throughout the biotech industry. Patent law […]
My latest investigative article for Raw Story: Judge found sworn testimony ‘belied’ the facts Caroline Hunter, a Bush-appointed Federal Election Commissioner who remains in office, provided misleading statements under oath in an effort to conceal Republican National Committee involvement in vote suppression activities during the 2004 presidential election, a Raw Story investigation has found. Legal […]
by mentalswitch As with most or all of my recent posts, shot and edited completely on my phone. Gotta love technology!
…A love story. Which is what the film is, an unsolicited review of Capitalism. If you’re expecting standard, Michael Moore agit-prop you’ll be mildly disappointed. If you’re expecting a full deconstruction of Capitalism, you’ll be disappointed. If you’re expecting a call to Socialism and all power to the proletariat, you’ll just be mildly confused. It’s […]
In light of Dr. Slammy’s post earlier, and previous posts on the “giver” and “taker” status of individual states within the Union, George Kenney has a post up at Electric Politics that’s worth adding to the discussion. Since we no longer add new districts/Members to the House (we should, but that’s another story), with each […]
A while back we commented on the potential fracturing of the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States. It’s been a one way street for some time now, as writers such as john Le Carre constantly remind us. And it took Tony Blair and the invasion of Iraq to actually bring it to the […]
I’d like to begin by showing you a picture and asking you what you see. Good. With that in mind, have a look at this one and tell me what you see.
Unfaithfulness may actually be an effective mechanism for transitioning from one relationship to another.
It didn’t happen and it wouldn’t have worked anyway. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, was expected to legislate that every bank in the UK provide a free bank account to every adult. No money, just the account. Which is why it was silly. Just about anyone can walk into a UK bank and […]
I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about anger. Not just recently, but for a long time. One of the joys of studying history, I suppose. The current waves of anger and vitriol have me worried that we’re not going to see an end to it until someone–maybe a number of people–are dead. I’m not […]
I know she just says these things to get attention like any other spoiled brat, but like every other spoiled brat, Ann Coulter occasionally needs a good spanking. I’m sure she enjoys a good spanking more than your average spoiled brat, but that’s a subject for another day. Anyhoo, Ann was set to give a […]
It started innocently enough: A tea party organizer angry over Rep. Tom Perriello’s (D-Va.) vote in favor of health care reform published what he thought was the freshman member’s home address on a blog, in case any readers “want to drop by” and provide a “personal touch” to their views. Unfortunately, mistakes were made: