Archive for the ‘ELECTIONS’ Category

Oct
2012
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Political Intimidation in the Workplace, As American as Apple Pie!

Political Intimidation in the Workplace, As American as Apple Pie!
In the Citizens United States of America, politics has gotten so opaque and so corrupt that behavior that once would have sparked outrage is now viewed as shrewd, “the new norm” if you will. Last week, In These Times released an exposé of a conference call between the anti-union National Federation of Independent Business and …
Oct
2012
19

Nebraska Sen. Candidate Couldn’t Get Squatter’s Rights on Her Neighbor’s Land, So She Waited Until They Died and Changed the Law to Take It

Nebraska Sen. Candidate Couldn't Get Squatter's Rights on Her Neighbor's Land, So She Waited Until They Died and Changed the Law to Take It
In America, there is a lack of faith in elected officials due in part to the frequency with which politicians appear to be advancing their own interests above the common good. Yet, the hyper-partisan system results in millions of people voting for “their” candidate regardless of merit or ethics or anything resembling a reliable gauge …
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Oct
2012
17

Debate Assertions Aside, Romney’s Wind Energy Reluctance Would be Disastrous

Debate Assertions Aside, Romney's Wind Energy Reluctance Would be Disastrous
Prior to last night’s debate — which focused heavily on energy policy in the early moments — Presidential candidate Mitt Romney touted his energy plan to Iowans when he recently visited there. Unfortunately, that plan, as President Obama highlighted last night, does not support the energy resource, wind, that is currently booming…
Oct
2012
16

LOL: Romney’s Tax Plan…REVEALED!

LOL: Romney's Tax Plan...REVEALED!
Take a big whiff. Do you smell that!? It’s the scent of cold, hard Internetting. This is too good not to post even though we just did a Stephen Colbert post and we’re not prone to humorous overload. Without further ado, via the always-on-point @Eclectablog, here is ROMNEY’S TAX PLAN REVEALED!…
Oct
2012
16

Colbert on Meet the Press: There Is a “Politico Industrial Complex”

Colbert on Meet the Press: There Is a
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert was a guest on Meet the Press this weekend. He used his witty brand of satire to comment on the Presidential race. Claiming that Mitt Romney’s recent post-debate surge in the polls has put the Republican Presidential candidate “on a rocket ride to plausible,” Colbert discusses his role as a…
Oct
2012
16

In NH Gov Race, the ABC’s Endorsement of Lamontagne Means “Right-to-Work” Would Be a Near Certainty

In NH Gov Race, the ABC's Endorsement of Lamontagne Means
New Hampshire Gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne has pledged to turn the Granite State into the Northeast’s first “Right-to-Work” state and in doing so has earned the endorsement of the anti-union Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This, of course, should come as no surprise as the ABC is a partisan political player…
Oct
2012
15

IBEW’s Adept Use of Hot-Button Social Media Platform Pinterest Results in Handy Voter Guides

IBEW's Adept Use of Hot-Button Social Media Platform Pinterest Results in Handy Voter Guides
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is helping educate the public about candidates’ respective positions ahead of the election with their IBEW Voter Guides Pinterest board. The efficient and simple Pinterest platform is the perfect outlet to show, visually, the stark contrast between candidates when it comes to…
Oct
2012
12

STUDY: Voters are Fact-Checking Candidate Claims Online at Record Levels

STUDY: Voters are Fact-Checking Candidate Claims Online at Record Levels
A new study shows that Americans are increasingly turning to the Internet to get their information on the 2012 election. 64 percent of “persuadable voters” fact check politicians online. This trend is partially due to trusting the information they find online more than in the mainstream media. The study was conducted by Global Strategy…
Oct
2012
12

Anti-Prop P Op-Eds Tell the Truth About Escondido’s Attempt to Become a Charter City

Anti-Prop P Op-Eds Tell the Truth About Escondido's Attempt to Become a Charter City
In Escondido, CA, residents will have the chance to vote on whether or not to become a “charter city” via Proposition P in November. A majority of the members of the Escondido city council claim the move is necessary to save money but the electorate isn’t wholly taking their word for it. Escondido resident Chris …
Oct
2012
12

Insulators Union Protests Scott Brown’s False Ad Regarding Elizabeth Warren and Asbestos Victims

Insulators Union Protests Scott Brown's False Ad Regarding Elizabeth Warren and Asbestos Victims
Recently, tucked in a few longer articles about endorsements in the Massachusetts Senate race between Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) was the news that the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Union, Local 6, had staged a protest outside a Brown press conference to set the record straight regarding …
Oct
2012
10

Former GOP Senator Endorses Obama, Says Romney “Would be Disastrous for America’s Service Members, Veterans and Military Families.”

Former GOP Senator Endorses Obama, Says Romney
Former Republican Senator Larry Pressler has issued a statement detailing why he plans to vote for President Barack Obama in November. The longtime politician and decorated Vietnam veteran, who voted for Obama in 2008 because of what he viewed as the Republican party’s drift “toward a dangerous path that put extreme party ideology…
Oct
2012
10

Introducing HeadCount’s Gorgeous “Student ID Voter Requirements” Map

Introducing HeadCount's Gorgeous
Yesterday marked the voter registration deadline in 14 states. With new Voter ID restrictions flowing through state legislatures, being overturned at various court levels, and then being counter-sued for by Right-wingers, the idea of what constitutes one’s legal right to vote has never been a cloudier question. Among the many first time…