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 9/4/2015 at 8:36 PM
After a day of defiance by increasingly desperate refugees, the government of Hungary metaphorically threw up its hands on Friday and said it was offering to bus thousands of migrants to the Austrian border, sending the crisis spinning closer to the heart of the Continent.... The Austrian chancellor, Werner Faymann, said on his Facebook page on Saturday morning that he had spoken to Mr. Orban and — in agreement with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany — the refugees would be allowed in. “On the basis of the current situation of need, Austria and Germany agree to allow in this case the onward journey of these refugees into their countries,” the Facebook statement said.
Current Events | Posted 9/1/2015 at 5:21 PM
In a raucous scene in this little town, two same-sex couples walked into the Rowan County Courthouse, trailed by television cameras and chanting protesters on both sides of the issue, only to be turned away by the county clerk, Kim Davis. As one couple, David Ermold and David Moore, tried to engage her in an argument, Ms. Davis said several times that her office would not issue any marriage licenses. “Under whose authority?” Mr. Ermold asked. “Under God’s authority,” she replied.
Judicial Corruption | Posted 9/1/2015 at 1:19 PM
Judicial Watch has announced that it filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to affirm the Three-Judge Court Act, a law requiring three federal judges to be empaneled to hear key federal lawsuits concerning redistricting, voting rights, and other key constitutional issues. In contravention of the Three-Judge Court Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit allowed a single judge to rule on a critical Maryland gerrymandering case (Stephen M. Shapiro, et al., v. David J. McManus, Jr., Chairman, Maryland State Board of Elections, et al. (No. 14-990)). Judicial Watch filed the amicus brief on August 14, 2015.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 8/25/2015 at 10:20 AM
I’m very discouraged that in 2015 parents have to go to this extreme for a neighborhood high school. People have to answer for that. What did Martin die for? What did Malcolm die for? How can we get the next Barack Obama? How can we get any of those folks if our kids can’t even be educated? They want to make everything private. I’m not crazy. I’ve been to New Orleans. I’ve seen the kids still attending schools in trailers while they got billions and billions of dollars. I’ve been to Philadelphia. I’ve been to Detroit. I’ve been to New Jersey to see the parents who are fighting in Camden. The connecting dot is that there is an attack on black and brown low-income working families.
Current Events | Posted 8/9/2015 at 11:23 AM
Died on April 30, 2015 of Legionnaire's Disease. Rest in Peace, dear friend.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 7/24/2015 at 2:14 PM
Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 7/13/2015 at 9:18 PM
Hooray for Rafe! Los Angeles is about to be The Place, as the Gotcha Squad out there goes on trial. Here in New York the teachers all seem to be fighting each other, and keeping the Panel For Educational Policy (PEP) in their platform for power. This is, in our opinion at ADVOCATZ, an error so huge that we cannot support any group or individual who believes in an appointed school board and thus denies the general public a vote.
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 7/9/2015 at 8:24 AM
Judge Jed Rakoff, who for years quietly groused about the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals’ take on insider trading, ignored its precedent-setting December ruling and on Monday upheld the conviction of an Illinois man, Bassam Salman, who made $5 million trading off illegal tips from his brother-in-law, a Citigroup investment banker.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/25/2015 at 9:08 PM
Despite claims by Hillary Rodham Clinton that she provided the State Department with all of her work-related emails from the personal account she used exclusively when she was in office, the department has received several related to Libya that she had not handed over, according to officials at the agency. The emails that Mrs. Clinton did not give to the State Department were between her and her longtime confidant and adviser Sidney Blumenthal. He did not work for the department at the time, but was routinely sending her intelligence memos on Libya.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 6/24/2015 at 9:49 AM
Early in 2012, worried that suicide bombers might pass through airline security undetected, American counterterrorism officials ordered a drone strike in Yemen to kill a doctor they believed was working with Al Qaeda to surgically implant explosives in operatives, according to British intelligence documents. The documents, previously undisclosed, include details about how terrorism suspects are targeted in drone strikes and how strikes can go wrong at times. The documents also show how closely the National Security Agency has worked in Pakistan and Yemen with its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, or G.C.H.Q.