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Watch What They Do: Republicans Talk Soft but Drive Hard Right on Immigration

In the news this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been issuing press releases as he hops around the country in a “listening tour” devoted to convincing non-white voters that the Republican Party actually cares about them.

Not mentioned in the newspapers and unfit for print, Representatives Randy Neugebauer, Sam Graves, Tom Graves [...]

Trust Tucked Into My Sneakers

People had the opportunity to steal vital and valuable items from me while I stood in the waves. No one took the opportunity. [...]

Burdens that are also Blessings

“Every burden is a blessing.” Chinese wisdom?

Hemmorhoids. Halitosis. Mercury contamination. Psoriasis. Diabetes. AIDS. Tsunami. Lynchings. Slavery.

What blessings.

How We're Talking About Drones Today

Yesterday, Peregrin Wood noted the leaking of a previously secret legal document written by the presidential administration of Barack Obama, a document that justifies the killing of American citizens who have been convicted of no crime, without the right to a trial and even without charges being brought to a criminal court. The tool for [...]

What is a Massachusetts Democrat? Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch offer two Very Different Answers

What is a Massachusetts Democrat?

In the race to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, it looks as though two members of the House of Representatives — Ed Markey of Massachusetts District 7 and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts District 9 — will be the prominent contenders for the Democratic party nomination. As members of [...]

Unconstitutional FISA Search and Seizure Cannot Pass without Democratic Party Approval

It’s a central test of political character: when you have the chance to make a difference, do you?

Tomorrow, the Senate will convene to vote on reauthorization of the FISA Amendments Act. This law directly violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by allowing agents of the United States government to search through and [...]

Mitt Romney Glad-Hands with Ally who says there can be No Religious Coexistence

They’re making mutual appearances, slapping each other on the back and shaking hands. In his run for President, Mitt Romney stopped by Port St. Lucie and had Congressman Allen West personally introduce him. The pair are public political allies.

Who does Mitt Romney ally himself with? Someone who thinks that the idea of religious coexistence [...]

Charlie Fuqua, for Killing Disobedient Kids and Religious Cleansing, is GOP pick for Congress

Charlie Fuqua, the Republican Party’s pick for Congress in Arkansas’ 5th District, wants the government to engage in religious cleansing in the United States: “I see no solution to the Muslim problem short of expelling all followers of the religion from the United States.”

Charlie Fuqua, the Republican Party nominee for United States Congress, wants [...]

Irregular Times Schooled on Biblical Morality: It’s OK to kill entire races if they’re Evil Races

Samaroo Joel writes in to Irregular Times, hoping to set us straight on genocide in the Bible.

Dear friend,

I was reading your article titled “secretes of the Bible”. You quoted two verses from the Bible to proof that God of the Bible promotes Genocide. But you ignored thousands of other verses which promotes to [...]

No One Murdered Because of This Blasphemous Religious Image

I’m not one to simply post links, but look at this image, think about who’s not going to be rioting and killing innocent people because of it…

… and then ask yourself, who’s making Islam look bad? Some filmmaker, or the crowds of zealots killing people in the name of someone who’s been dead for [...]

Killing Actual Live People because Other People criticize a Long Dead Person

News item: to preserve the dignity of Islam, a crowd in Libya kills a staffer trying to shield his colleagues from rocket-propelled grenades. Neither the staffer nor his colleagues had anything to do with the making of a movie that criticizes Islam’s prophet Mohammed.

I’m still trying to figure out how that preserves the dignity [...]