Sep 26 2011

Lee Wrights: No Child Left Behind is leaving all children behind

Source: Wrights2012.com

Q. Where, in the Constitution, is there mention of education?
A. There is none; education is a matter reserved for the States.
(U.S. National Archives website)

BURNET, Texas (Sept. 24) – The federal education program No Child Left Behind is leaving behind the very children it was supposedly designed to help. The law Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

Oregon Political Party Donations from State Income Tax Revealed

Source: Ballot Access News

Ballot Access News erroneously omitted the Oregon data, on how money each political party receives from state income tax check-off forms, when it published this data in the September 1, 2011 print edition. The Oregon legislature, in 2009, provided that state income tax forms should make it easy for a taxpayer to send a small contribution to any qualified party. Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

Jury Finally Chosen in Criminal Trial Involving Mayor Bloomberg Donations to Independence Party

Source: Ballot Access News

On Friday, September 23, a jury was finally chosen in the case known as People v Haggerty, the case involving the 2009 election for Mayor of New York city. See this story. Mayor Bloomberg contributed more than $1,000,000 to the Independence Party. It appears he expected the party to give the money to John Haggerty (which it did, apparently), and that he expected Haggerty to use the Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

Tampa Tribune Condemns New Florida Election Law that Restricts Political Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

The Tampa Tribune has published this editorial, condemning the part of Florida’s new election law that makes it impossible for political parties to nominate someone who was a member of another party at any time during the year preceding the filing deadline.

Oddly enough, the editorial says the law was motivated by Republican anger Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

Washington Post’s Matt Miller on “Why We Need a Third Party”

Source: Ballot Access News

Matt Miller, regular columnist for the Washington Post, has published this column, “Why We Need a Third Party.” The column has a link, toward the end, to a lengthy additional commentary on what the new party should advocate. Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

Stanley Greenberg on Independent Voters and on Chances of a Strong Third Force in 2012 Presidential Race

Source: Ballot Access News

Pollster Stanley B. Greenberg has this interview in New York Magazine. He says poll data shows that independent voters “are a hodgepodge”; they are not a monolithic group of moderates. On the other hand, he then proceeds to characterize them, which seems somewhat contradictory.

He also says that it is virtually inevitable that there will be a strong presidential Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

Ballot Access News September 2011 Print Edition

Source: Ballot Access News

Ballot Access News
September 1, 2011 – Volume 27, Number 4

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Sep 26 2011

Wangari Muta Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, Mazingira Green Party of Kenya, Nobel Peace Prize winner, dead of cancer at age 71

Source: Green Party Watch

In a statement posted at their website, The Greenbelt Movement announced the death of Wangari Muta Maathai, the founder of the organization.

Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai started the Green Belt Movement in 1977, working with women to improve their livelihoods by increasing their access to resources like firewood for cooking and clean water. She became a Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

LP Monday Message: Americans are upset

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This poll shows a record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with how our country is being governed. Count me as one of the 81%.

Freedom would provide the best environment for job growth, economic security, innovation, and the pursuit of happiness. Libertarians know that, but not enough others know it. Read more »

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Sep 26 2011

Editorial Page Editor of Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper on Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

Mary Ann Lindley, editorial page editor of the Tallahassee Democrat, has commentary about Americans Elect in the September 24 issue of her newspaper. I haven’t linked to it, because if I do, anyone who clicks on the link simply gets a notice from the newspaper that the reader must pay to read the column. But anyone who uses news.google.com and searches for “New player Read more »

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