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Repeal the 16th Amendment? How Will You Carry That Out?

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has a grand idea, and by “grand” I mean big. Rep. King, never one to think small, has introduced House Joint Resolution 16, a proposed constitutional amendment that reads simply:

The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Read the 16th Amendment [...]

Bob Dold (R-Dow) 2014?

Roll Call shares the news that former congressman Bob Dold will be running to take back the seat he lost to Democrat Brad Schneider in 2012. As a member of Congress, Bob Dold specialized in the filing of bills that would suspend or eliminate fees on for the importation of various foreign chemicals. On just [...]

Americans Elect Does Not Communicate With “True Boss.” Will it Communicate with You?

Like No Labels, Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation. Like No Labels, Americans Elect refuses to disclose the identity of its secret unrestricted funders. Like No Labels, Americans Elect plans to use its mystery money to influence the 2012 Elections — in Americans Elect’s case, it plans to elect its very own President and Vice [...]

Challenge: Find Fox News Report on 400 Columbia Students and Obama

I’d appreciate your help. In fact checking an Obama conspiracy e-mail making the rounds, I’ve been trying to verify one of its claims:

NOBODY REMEMBERS OBAMA AT COLUMBIA!!!!!!!

Looking for evidence of Obama’s past, Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims to have been there, but none remembered him.

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Opportunity: Challenge John Conyers on the Patriot Act March 3 in DC

If you’re miffed that House Judiciary Chair John Conyers, despite a year and a month’s time to do so, failed to forge Patriot Act reform during the 111th Congress –

If you’re outraged that instead of reforming government surveillance Patriot Act powers, John Conyers actually voted to reauthorize Patriot Act powers without a single shred [...]

One Christian Out Of Hundreds Meets This Challenge

In response to the many Christians who suddenly declared that they didn’t think they ought to pay attention to the teachings of Jesus, he quoted the Book of Romans: “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.” [...]

Will You Meet This Christian Challenge?

One version of the Sermon of the Mount is found in the Book of Matthew. From that version comes the following commandment: “Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.” Will you follow this teaching of Jesus, or will you sell your soul for just ten dollars? [...]

What’s Your Favorite Biblical Contradiction?

I’ve been having a conversation with someone named Jacob who considers Irregular Times to be his missionary ground. As part of his efforts, he has cut and pasted in claims you can find verbatim on a number of Christian proselytization websites, Got Questions? being a typical one. Here’s part of the text Jacob pasted in:

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What's Your Favorite Biblical Contradiction?

I’ve been having a conversation with someone named Jacob who considers Irregular Times to be his missionary ground. As part of his efforts, he has cut and pasted in claims you can find verbatim on a number of Christian proselytization websites, Got Questions? being a typical one. Here’s part of the text Jacob pasted in:

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Challenge: Show Me the Document For Barack Obama Birth Certificate Legal Expenses

After I documented the multiple fabrications in the “Obama registered with an Indonesian Passport” stories, opponents of Barack Obama (most prominently directed here by a website fixated on racist jokes from out of a bad Deliverance knockoff) came out of the woodwork to claim that, by gum, Barack Obama must be hiding the truth about [...]

What Freeloaders Do You Know?

Don’t give me that urban legend garbage about having an uncle who has a friend who says they know someone. Give me the name of someone you actually know who’s one of these supposedly legion freeloaders causing the recession. [...]