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Barack Obama, the Quiet Dictator

In 2005, Irregular Times responded to the Bush administration’s plans for lifetime detention without criminal charges or trial, writing an essay calling George W. Bush “The Quiet Dictator”: It was revealed this week that the Bush Administration is planning to keep people as prisoners for

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Finally, Some Independent Justice on Torture

For years, it hasn’t mattered one bit that federal law outlaws torture of exactly the sort carried out by the Bush administration. It hasn’t mattered because impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors has been “taken off the table” by timid Congressional leaders. It hasn’t mattered

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Bush Spying Was Really Big, Brother

The inspectors general tell us that we’re being spied against a lot – a whole lot – but they say that we can’t be told how we’re being watched by our government. How does that protect us from the spying? These inspectors general are toothless.

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Obama Embraces Bush Policy on Polar Bears

When it comes to prosecuting people involved in torture, or government programs to spy on the American people, President Obama says that we must not look backwards. Yet, when it comes to his legal obligation to protect endangered species, Obama has no problem looking backwards, embracing the do-nothing policies of past presidencies.

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Prince Mitt and Crown Regent Jeb: Down With the Monarchy!

“We are the party of the revolutionaries, they are the party of the monarchists!” — Republican Mitt Romney, son of Republican Governor George Romney and Republican Senate candidate Lenore Romney, standing next to Republican Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush, son of

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