A month ago, a visitor to Irregular Times referenced a poll indicating that only a small minority of black Americans supported Donald Trump to declare that “the minority groups are supporting Donald Trump.” I suppose by that standard, if just one in ten atheists indicates they
We have a regular visitor here who likes to predict that allowing Somali refugees to settle in the United States will utterly destroy the country because they’ll somehow engage in massive waves of crime. When we confront this visitor with actual, observable trends — which indicate
These printable maps show the number of delegates that are awarded for each state. These delegates will go to the national conventions, and then decide which politicians will represent each of the two dominant political parties.
“Nobody ever talks about Rick Santorum!” – Rick Santorum, January 28 2016 Rick, you are somebody. And see, now I’m talking about you too. That makes two. Neither of us can go to an Iowa caucus, but if you want to come by my house we can
For decades now, nearly all federal campaign finance reports have been filed electronically so we can find out as soon as possible who’s been getting funded by whom. I say “nearly all” because there’s a lone holdout: the U.S. Senate. The United States Senate allows
On the discussion of racism, there is a noticeable and persistent difference between Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb, Martin O’Malley, Lawrence Lessig, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders: Not all the Democratic presidential candidates are alike. At a time of persistent racial discrimination in the United States
… and the share of references to racism on Donald Trump’s website that insist Donald Trump is not actually a racist: 100%
Number of mentions of “racism” by Republican candidates in the September 16, 2015 presidential debate: 0 Number of mentions of “hunger” or “hungry”: 0 Number of mentions of “global warming”: 0 Number of mentions of “pollution”: 0 Number of mentions of “homelessness” or “homeless”: 0
… and which Democratic presidential candidates have gotten a free pass from Black Lives Matter?
Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on people who want to impose Islamic legal standards on Americans: “We do insist that folks should not come into our country and use the freedoms we give them to undermine the freedoms we grant to everybody. So in other
As the successor to Americans Elect, a political corporation called Level the Playing Field has been making legal and public relations moves to change access to presidential debates and change the rules for voting. These are preludes for plans to run a candidate for President