Our goals are to:

-Help a few people and organizations that serve a charitable, educational or humanitarian purpose,

-Produce and support nonpartisan research, and the understanding of diverse topics by presenting them in a nonpartisan way.

The following is some of our nonpartisan research:

  1. 9/11 and related events: A searchable database in timeline format, of over 7,350 sourced quotes, covering events seemingly related to 9/11 and our subsequent invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq

  2. Barack Obama: Birth, school, and his early years; His acts as President, signing 975 pieces of legislation, adding 36 signing statements, signing 200 executive orders, 2 vetoes, 82 pardons and commutations, 841 proclamations, and 403 memoranda - almost 6 years from 1/20/2009 through 12/31/2014).

  3. George W. Bush: Birth, school, and his early years; His acts as President, signing 1,831 pieces of legislation, adding 168 signing statements, signing 289 executive orders, 12 vetoes, 193 pardons and commutations, 939 proclamations, and 1,093 memoranda - 8 years from 1/20/2001 through 1/19/2009).

  4. OceanInfo.org: Global and regional scientific information on our oceans.

  5. The three Richard A. Clarke National Scholarly Monograph Competitions: 2011, 2012 and 2013, covering lesson learned from 9/11; effective, altenative means of preventing violent extremism; are drone attacks moral or legal?
     
  6. The U.S./Cuban Embargo: This searchable database, in timeline format, contains over 600 sourced quotes about Cuba and the U.S. embargo of Cuba from government officials, journalists, authors and others.

  7. Ralph Nader's possible impact on the 2000 US Presidential Election: A modest paper and a PDF.

  8. Voterinfo.org: A vision that a national organization needs to be set up to produce comprehensive nonpartisan voter information covering all things that can be voted on in local, state and national elections.

  9. Who funds the NRA? A straightforward view of who funds The National Rifle Association (NRA). 

  10.  The brains of Conservatives and Liberals are different: 20 peer-reviewed studies show liberals and conservatives are physiologically different.
We look forward to your comments and criticisms.

Respectfully,

Steven C. Markoff
Chairman
 
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