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With Extra Political Parties in California, Big Two Still Pack Big Punch. Why?

Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News points me to fresh polls in a California Secretary of State race reopened by the revelation that gun control candidate Leland Yee had been brokering illegal gun sales on the sly. The story of Leland Yee is surely an entertaining one, but the polls in the race he leaves behind [...]

Apoptosis

A*pop*to*sis -noun

1 the distinctive odor associated with single-parent families

2 cell death as a normal consequence of drinking high fructose sparkling beverages

Spring in the Garden after a Long Winter

I don’t have to tell you that we had a long winter (although a review of global climate data will tell us that such a winter was typical a generation ago). I just want to share two of the little subtle joys coming with the remarkably quick spring. Just two weeks ago we had snow [...]

Conservative Christian Group Alerts America to… a Practicing Homosexual and Dangerous Negroes???

Why does conservative Christianity get so much negative press in America?

News item (via American Family Association’s One News Now)

“President Obama has submitted a list of five nominees for federal judge posts, and a constitutional law expert suggests America will pay a price. Among the nominees are four African Americans, one of them homosexual, [...]

292 Days After Citizens Submit Successful Edward Snowden Petition, Barack Obama Still Won’t Respond

On June 22 2013, the the official petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed a the threshold of a hundred thousand signatures officially required for a response at the White House’s We The People petition website. The Obama administration pledged that of all petitions receiving a hundred thousand petitions, “White House staff will review it, ensure [...]

Obama Official: Once We’ve Got Your Data, it’s Not Subject to the Constitution

I am grateful to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for at least holding hearings on the subject of the massive warrantless surveillance. On March 19, 2014, the PCLOB held a hearing and subsequently produced a transcript so that we can hear the Obama administration’s point of view on civil liberties.

As you already [...]

The Rally to Restore Sanity, Chipped

Three and a half years after, what do you think?

Hashtags: Where Conspiracies Cross

For some time here at Irregular Times, we’ve followed what might delicately be termed “mysteries” and what might more coarsely called “conspiracy theories”: claims that secret evidence (seemingly always about-to-be-revealed) proves the existence of hidden realities or long-smouldering schemes or special dangers that They don’t want you to know about. In our Mysteries thread of [...]

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 do not get elected, and he’s too old.)

Fact check: [...]

Donations: Charity:Water and the ACLU

Every time we sell one of our sweatshop-free shirts, we set aside one dollar of the proceeds to donate to a U.S. political organization fighting the good fight. We set aside another dollar to donate to the betterment of people living outside the United States. This month, we’re sending our international donation to Charity:Water, a [...]

1867 Christian Confederacy Star of David Stonewall Jackson Accept Jesus 500 Dollar Bill?

This morning, I encountered stacks and stacks of the following “currency” stuffed all over the place in Central Maine:

I cannot for the life of me figure this out. Can you help me understand what…

… the Confederate flag … Jewish Stars of David … Christian demands that you accept Jesus and be born [...]