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7 Reasons to Distrust Patriotic Snowmen

This week I received an odd piece of mail — one of those solicitations asking for a donation to some cause while providing a small, token gift. That strategy came from social science research indicating that the provision of a small gift leads to the

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The Brown Skinny Dog is Howling?

For half a decade now, the self-proclaimed prophet Linda Newkirk has been sending us her lamentations and predictions for the future. In 2009, Newkirk declared that the Messiah had been in training to set goat-people free for 42 months and would soon be revealed. In

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The Presidential Power of Hair Dye

K. of Washington State writes in to Irregular Times with a request: Could you possibly offer a Robert Reich in 2016 bumper sticker? (It’s one way of encouraging him to run. We need a good candidate with a major party affiliation. Independents like Bernard Sanders

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Yes, Harry, the Audacity has Infected Both Sides

Harry Canyon writes this week to Irregular Times, reacting to an Anti-Republican bumper sticker web page of ours on which we write disparagingly of the GOP: “Politics is an audacious enterprise. It takes some audacity to claim so strong a grip on the truth as

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The Jim Cook Conspiracy

Eleanore Hartz-Cook of Wickenberg, Arizona writes in to Irregular Times: Dear Irregular Times, I am the widow of the late Arizona Republic reporter, editor, and columnist Jim Cook. In retirement, Jim moved to Wickenburg, AZ on the banks of the Hassayampa River, the legend of

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Unrepresentative Military Chaplaincy: Is This a Problem?

Last night, the Secular Coalition for America sent us the following statistics as part of its call for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to provide for the hiring of nontheistic chaplains in the U.S. military: Religious Preference of Servicemembers and Chaplains Religious

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Mitch McConnell: Communist Sympathizer by Association?

Yesterday’s mail brought Irregular Times quite a claim: Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is apparently a communist sympathizer! Jack Blackburn writes: Senator Mitch McConnell is supposed to represent KY. USA in Congress for American Freedom, Idealism, and Capitalism! Does he really do this? He

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?