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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.

Why Those in Power Must Be Watched, in 15 Seconds

http://irregulartimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/SouthCarolinaAbuseofPower.mp4

Everyone thinking and talking and deliberating and having any say in the relationship between a government and its people should be talking about this 15 seconds right now.

Those in power must be watched.

Source: Washington Post, Heavy

Columbus, Somali Arrivals and Crime

Consider the State of Ohio’s Department Job and Family Services record of the pattern of resettlement of Somali refugees from 1999 to 2011. Consider it in the context of Uniform Crime Reports data for Columbus, Ohio, the city with the second-largest influx of Somali immigrants in the nation:

Now consider those trends in comparison […]