Proposed DHS Rules May Cause the Deaths They Claim To Prevent

Back at the end of March, the Department of Homeland [in]Security issued rules stating that all electronics larger than a smartphone should be checked instead of kept in a carry-on on flights into the US from 10 airports or on 9 airlines from mainly Muslim countries in the middle east and north Africa. This was […]
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Civil Forfeiture (and Karma) Could Destroy Trump

Kira Lerner at ThinkProgress today wrote about how the New York Attorney General is looking into state-based solutions to deal with the emoluments issue with Trump. In short, the state can investigate the payments not from the point of view of the President, but instead focus on the Trump Organisation aspect. This got me thinking […]
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Breaking the 2-Party Two-step (2016 edition)

The following is from the book No Safe Harbor, and is an updated version of the piece that was published here four years ago, and originally here  on election day 2010. For 2016 it features an extended addendum that will also be included in the second edition of the book. The first Tuesday in November is election […]
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Can You Write-in For Bernie or Pence?

It’s something people talk about but don’t often end up acting on, or for that matter knowing about. When it comes to this election though, the idea of ‘write-in candidates’ has become more pronounced, particularly with supporters for Bernie Sanders who don’t want to vote Clinton, let alone Trump. The same is becoming true on […]
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[LIVE] 2nd Presidential Debate Liveblog 2016

Welcome to the liveblog by the US Pirate Party covering the 2nd Presidential Debate. Covering the debate and giving feedback, and facts from the Pirate Perspective is Former US party chairman Andrew Norton Massachusetts State leader, and US party Vice-chair James O’Keefe Morgan Pevonka-Thompson The Liveblog will open 30 minutes before the debate starts. Welcome […]
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7 Reasons Why Trump’s Tax Returns Matter

Donald Trump is rich, really Rich, and we know that because he says so. He’s a business genius, with an unrecognized talent for business, and we know that because, yet again, he says so. Now, we have no reason to doubt that, except for one little thing, every time he’s asked to back those claims […]
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