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".
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 1/14/2017 at 10:58 AM
The Justice Department has notified New York State officials that it may sue the state over what it says are widespread failures to comply with a provision of federal voter registration law that requires state drivers’ license applications to double as applications for voter registration, according to a letter obtained by The New York Times. From Editor Betsy Combier: Who is to blame? New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his neglect in holding the eternally corrupt New York City Board of Elections accountable for years of corruption and fraud.
Current Events | Posted 12/23/2016 at 9:53 PM
Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Debbie Buckley, 56, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of theft of government funds, was sentenced to three years probation by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant also paid restitution totaling $15,120.00 prior to sentencing.
Current Events | Posted 12/21/2016 at 10:57 PM
Fake news, especially the propagation of fake news by the so-called professional media, has blossomed into a full-blown crisis that only promises to grow. Although inaccuracies and propaganda have always plagued the news, search engines results based on popularity, social media, and the manner in which the Press shares under-verified stories on a national level to save money at the expense of much needed investigative journalism have transformed an ongoing issue into a crisis of credibility.
Judicial Corruption | Posted 12/19/2016 at 10:42 PM
“During the course of this investigation, we interviewed over 800 people, including many local attorneys in Cameron County,” Gripka said. “We hope this case shows everyone that the government will not tolerate officials who violate the public trust. Fighting public corruption is a priority for the FBI,” he added, “and it is something we take very seriously.”
Current Events | Posted 12/8/2016 at 11:35 PM
The Flatlands Family Residence is a shelter for homeless families that sits near the end of a subway line in Brooklyn next to a truck depot and across the street from an industrial air-conditioning business. Drawings made by the children who live there are taped on the walls of a hallway that extends past a metal detector manned by security guards. Those children include Diana Duncan’s four kids, who sleep on bunk beds and often do their homework at a small table in the kitchen.
Current Events | Posted 11/30/2016 at 1:26 PM
...police deployed pepper spray and tear gas against dozens of Native American water protectors during a standoff at Cantapeta Creek, north of the main resistance camp. At least two people were shot with nonlethal projectiles. Video and photos show police firing the pepper spray and tear gas at the water protectors, who were peacefully standing in the creek. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had ordered police to arrest the Native Americans and destroy a bridge that members of the camp had constructed over the creek in order to protect a sacred burial ground they say is being destroyed by construction and law enforcement activity.
Current Events | Posted 11/29/2016 at 9:37 AM
What those demanding that Facebook accept “responsibility” for becoming the dominant news aggregator of our time seem to be overlooking is that there’s a big difference between the editorial power that individual news organizations wield and that which Facebook could. Such editorial power in Facebook’s hands would be unprecedented and dangerous.
Current Events | Posted 11/22/2016 at 8:56 AM
Goldman and Wade often tell each other they aren’t creating anything that’s not already there, that they’re simply fanning it, that readers know not to take their hyperbole and embellishments seriously. And even if the comments suggest otherwise, they try not to pay them too much attention. People will say anything on Facebook, they remind themselves.
Government Lies, Corruption and Mismanagement | Posted 11/5/2016 at 9:33 PM
North Carolina native J. David Cox Sr., who leads the nation’s largest federal employee union, today hailed a federal appeals court ruling overturning the state’s restrictive voting laws...“Thanks to this ruling, thousands of disenfranchised citizens in North Carolina will be able to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. But we cannot stop fighting until these discriminatory laws have been overturned in every other state where residents are being denied the right to vote.”
Success Stories: Positive Outcomes | Posted 10/31/2016 at 11:38 PM
Jaylen Bledsoe is a millionaire at age 18 and credits a technology program for gifted third graders at his St. Louis school for his remarkable success. Bledsoe taught himself web design in sixth grade after taking a yearbook design class. At age 12, he started an IT consulting company, and just last year, he became CEO of The Jaylen D. Bledsoe Global Group, valued at about $3.5 million.