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On Super Bowl Sunday, Time for a Legislative Gut Check

Number of years that the federal minimum wage has been in decline, accounting for inflation: 6

Number of American workers earning the federal minimum wage or less: 3.3 million

Number of bills before the 114th Congress to raise the federal minimum wage: 1

Number of Congressional cosponsors for legislation to raise the minimum wage: 19

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Nathan Norman, The Presidential Candidate Who Isn’t Running For President

Over the last few weeks, a person writing under the name “Citizen Norman” has popped up here now and again at Irregular Times, leaving comments indicating that he is running for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in 2016.

Yesterday, Nathan Norman complained to Robert Milnes, a loose-tongued Green Party presidential candidate, that, “At least Mr […]

While Americans insist Government is the Biggest Problem, This Arrived

According to a Gallup poll, a random sample of Americans believes that government was the biggest problem of 2014.

Yul Tolbert insists that “government messes everything up.”

Wayne Gerson declares that “government is the problem and business is the solution.”

In the midst of all these declarations, we had a whopper of a blizzard here […]

Where Congressional Legislation Lies, January 2015

Number of bills before the 114th Congress to let military chaplains proselytize troops: 1

Number of bills mentioning “military waste“: 0

Number of bills to give zygotes legal rights at conception: 1

Number of bills to rescue frozen “snowflake babies” or prosecute in vitro facilities for child abuse: 0

Number of bills celebrating Pope Francis: […]

1787 for America winds down toward Oblivion

The nascent political party 1787 for America introduced itself in 2013 by promising it would provide an arena for populist, bottom-up participation in the choosing of the next President of the United States. Choose whomever you like — let the people decide, declared 1787 for America. But as with the billionaire-funded group Americans Elect, these […]

Congressman Steve King Introduces Outlaw Baby Bill, Says: “I Know of No Other Country”

Alright, so that’s a bit of a quote out of context. What Rep. Steve King of Iowa really wrote this month was in response to citizenship as a birthright in the United States. If you’re born in the United States, you’re a citizen, and it’s as simple as that. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. […]

10 GOP Congressmen Introduce Bill to Take Away Citizenship of American Babies Born in the USA

This month, Iowa Republican Steve King in the House of Representatives and Louisiana Republican David Vitter in the U.S. Senate introduced twin bills to the new 114th Congress, together called the Birthright Citizenship Act. If their legislation passes both houses a U.S. Representative from Iowa, introduced a bill called the Birthright Citizenship Act – H.R. […]

A Shift Toward Light: At Least for Now, Diwali Eclipses Christianity in the 114th Congress

It was not too long ago that the United States Congress was saturated with bills proclaiming the United States to be a Christian nation or trying to force Christian prayer into public schools. Members of Congress like Texas Republican Louie Gohmert put forward their bills like the CHURCH Act (Congressional Hope for Uniform Recognition of […]

State Of The Union Address Bingo Cards For 2015

Tonight is the State of the Union Address, and here at Irregular Times, we have a tradition of playing State Of The Union Bingo. We hand out bingo cards that we’ve made just for the occasion, and wait for the President to utter the phrases that appear in each square. A penny is then laid […]

Do Small Time Presidential Candidates Indicate Psychological Problems of Big Time Candidates?

Over the last few weeks, we at Irregular Times have been writing about some of the less well-publicized of the 2016 presidential candidates. As we’ve moved from Midge Potts to Robert Milnes to Michael Bickelmeyer and Dinesh Ravishanker, I’ve become more uneasy. I’ve looked at the information available on many of the declared presidential candidates […]

Jindal Says Folks Tell Him That Muslims Kick Christians Out Of Parts Of England. Reality Says…

Bobby Jindal is preparing to begin a campaign for the Republican presidential election in 2016. In order to win that nomination, Jindal knows that he has to gain attention by whipping up as much righteous fury from the GOP’s fundamentalist Christian base as he can.

Luckily for Bobby Jindal, there’s a time-tested method for getting […]