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Washington, DC to Rally Against Torture on Friday, June 26

What do Amnesty International USA, CODEPINK: Women For Peace, and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee have in common? They are among the activist organizations that are gathering in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC at 4 pm on Friday, June 26 to call for an full investigation and prosecution of those […]

More Evidence of Racial Discrimination, this time in Academics

Our reader Frank has left comments issuing a challenge for Irregular Times and Irregular Times’ readers to provide “ONE EXAMPLE” of evidence pointing to “white privilege” and discrimination against black people in America. Earlier this week, I named and provided references to not one but six research studies that document discrimination against black people in […]

As Bill O’Reilly Denies White Privilege, Frank Demands Evidence of Racial Discrimination. Here it is.

On the national stage, Fox commentator Bill O’Reilly has taken to the airwaves to assert that white privilege does not exist in the United States. Black people in America are not being discriminated against, O’Reilly says; they just aren’t finding success because they don’t want success enough.

On the small stage of Irregular Times, we’ve […]

Dennis Hastert On Sexual Orientation In Public And In Private

Dennis Hastert is just the latest in a long line of Republican politicians who use their power to persecute gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender Americans, but then turn out to have pursued homosexuality in their own private lives. […]

Instead of Going to War in Iraq, the U.S. Could Have Paid for Four Years’ Free University Education

Yesterday, I noted that the 21st Century war in Iraq has cost the United States 818 billion dollars, in addition to the loss of life, the loss of health, the loss of stability and the loss of trust. Forget all the unquantifiable losses for a moment and focus on the money. This is a lot […]

Mommy, Why Do We Have Wars?

Why do we have wars? It isn’t because of elite psychopaths. It’s because of different choices we all make every day. […]

Mike Huckabee Is Faithful To the Issue Of Marriage, Not To Marriage Itself

Today, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said, “I am absolutely faithful to the issue of marriage. Not because it’s politically expedient, but because it’s the Biblical position, the historical position and the right position. We must defend, protect and preserve traditional marriage.”

I find it odd how Huckabee says that he is faithful to the […]

Mike Huckabee Incoherent On The Environment

Mike Huckabee’s Anything and Everything Energy Policy is a symptom of sloppy thinking and indifference to suffering. Huckabee ought to be ashamed of himself for even suggesting it. […]

On Mike Huckabee, Drunken Rednecks, And Fights

When Mike Huckabee says that he will keep all options on the table, that means he will keep torture on the table, keep imprisonment without criminal charge on the table, keep the bombing of areas with civilians on the table, keep the use of nuclear weapons on the table. […]

In Tennessee, Voting For the Bible and Voting Against the Bible

The supporters of HB 0615, a bill before the Tennessee House of Representatives to “designate the Holy Bible as the official state book,” prevailed with 55 “Aye” votes. They are:

Rep. Alexander Rep. Brooks K. Rep. Butt Rep. Byrd Rep. Calfee Rep. Casada Rep. Coley Rep. DeBerry Rep. Doss Rep. Dunlap Rep. Dunn Rep. Durham […]

The Maine Airport Coffee Economy

Maine has its faults, but this is one of the reasons I love living here:

 

This is how you get coffee at the local airport:

The tin-can economy is a great antidote to my gloomy cynicism.