We celebrate the alliance of the Internet with the awareness that for too many years people elected to publicly-funded positions have promoted policies that do not serve the public interest. We challenge those who believe they can continue to violate the public trust to stop and listen to the buzz of millions of people visiting websites, emailing each other, blogging and chatting online about what is going on behind closed doors. We promise to hold you responsible for your actions.
We call this process "e-accountability".
Current Events | Posted 5/2/2016 at 3:41 PM
Intractable conflicts can be particularly paradoxical, as they cause disputants to destroy themselves and the things they value in an effort to destroy the other. They may even realize that this is happening, but they will continue, because the goal of destroying the other is seen as supreme (even though the reason to destroy the other is because you think they are out to destroy you). Needless to say, such situations are very destructive for all sides.
Current Events | Posted 5/2/2016 at 10:19 AM
The winner is the University Prep Science & Math team, earning first place in the “Under 14” category at the championships presented by Kasparov Chess Foundation, US Chess Federation and Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation. The youths, all active in the acclaimed Detroit City Chess Club, were among more than 440 players, organizers said.
Current Events | Posted 4/26/2016 at 9:53 PM
The investigation that uncovered a far-reaching sextortion scheme by a U.S. State Department employee at the U.S. Embassy in London all started with a single complaint by a young victim in Kentucky. She went to the police. “The victim basically was saying that she was being cyberstalked by some guy who got into her e-mail and was threatening to expose compromising photos of her to her friends and family,” said FBI Special Agent Andrew Young, who interviewed some of the hundreds of victims targeted by Michael C. Ford, a former State Department civilian employee who was sentenced last month to nearly five years in prison for hacking into the e-mail accounts of young women to extort them.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/24/2016 at 10:58 AM
Another piece of the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton and Benghazi fell into place this week when the State Department released to us new documents containing telephone transcripts from the evening of September 12, 2012. The documents reveal that the then-Secretary of State informed then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound the day before "had nothing to do with the film."
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/23/2016 at 2:01 PM
"Turnaround Schools" is a scam in New York City. The media assists the NYC DOE in publicizing all the efforts by Principals to turn around a school (when indeed the opposite is true, all covered up), and comes up with the school is beyond help, and all the teachers are excessed, but may apply to be re-hired. A symptom of this cancerous process is to alter testing data, numbers of special education students, and any other hard data about the performance of any person, adult or child, within the walls of the school building.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 4/13/2016 at 9:48 PM
Opening a new front in the assault on teacher tenure, a group of parents backed by wealthy philanthropists served notice to defendants on Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging Minnesota’s job protections for teachers, as well as the state’s rules governing which teachers are laid off as a result of budget cuts.Similar to cases in California and New York, the plaintiffs, who are filing the lawsuit in district court in Ramsey County in St. Paul, argue that the state’s tenure and layoff laws disproportionately harm poor, minority children because, they say, the most ineffective teachers are more likely to be assigned to public schools with high concentrations of those children
Current Events | Posted 3/30/2016 at 11:25 PM
Everyone has a right to a free lawyer in criminal cases if they can't afford one. But the same right isn't guaranteed in civil cases.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 3/30/2016 at 11:15 PM
The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday that the FBI and federal prosecutors are setting up interviews with Clinton’s top aides, a group that presumably includes Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills....The case hinges on whether Clinton violated a provision of the Espionage Act of 1913.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 3/12/2016 at 10:35 AM
The reason this is a politically explosive revelation is because the Clinton Foundation promised to disclose its donors as a condition of Hillary Clinton becoming secretary of state. Shortly after Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, the Clinton Foundation signed a “memorandum of understanding” with the Obama White House agreeing to reveal its contributors every year. The agreement stipulates that the “Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative” (as the charity was then known) is part of the Clinton Foundation and must follow “the same protocols.” It hasn’t.
Current Events | Posted 3/3/2016 at 10:56 PM
As many as 40 percent of students in New York City recommended for special-education services may not be getting them, the Education Department said in a report released on Monday. But even more striking, the department said that its data systems were so unreliable that it was not exactly sure what percentage of students were not receiving the services.