Stephen E. Arnold: Steve Ballmer Does Good — USAFacts

Stephen E. Arnold

USAFacts Centralizes Access to Data on Government Spending

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s recent project was inspired by his wife, Connie, who wished him to practice more philanthropy. Wouldn’t it help to know what our government is already doing  with its (our) money, he wondered? Out of this question has sprung USAFacts, a website that serves up “federal, state, and local data from over 70 government sources.” I appreciate the presentation, which ties data to four specific directives embedded in the Preamble to our Constitution. For example, the heading Establish Justice and Ensure Domestic Tranquility leads to stats on Crime and Disaster, Safeguarding Consumers and Employees, and Child Safety and Social Services. Tying such information to our founding document will prompt many to consider these data points in a more thoughtful way.

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Mongoose: American Center for Law and Justice Declares War on US Deep State

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War declared on ‘deep state’ political agenda

‘This goes far beyond incidental surveillance. This was spying on political enemies’

The powerful public interest legal firm American Center for Law and Justice is declaring war on the “deep state,” comprised of entrenched bureaucrats who apparently are using their position and power to try to undermine the president.

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Mongoose: Omidyar as a Threat to National Security — the Open Government Partnership as a Fifth Column Subverting the Constitution and the Republic

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An investigative report from a Citizen.

Dear Mr. Steele:

You are ABSOLUTELY on target!  I discovered you last fall and have devoured your interviews and much of your writing. Your comprehensive approach to problems and solutions is, unfortunately, a rarity these days.  We need more of you!

Your challenge to Bannon during yesterday’s Hagmann interview was gutsy. We’ll see what happens. I like Bannon, but he MUST follow your recommendation for electoral reform.  Hopefully, this email will help you convince him.  I am curious about your facial expressions when Hagmann mentioned Democracy Fund and Omidyar.  Omidyar rivals, if not surpasses, Soros as a danger to this country, and no one is talking about it.

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