… while Americans Elect twitter talk apparently jumps the shark, dominated. […]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
I don’t think this is what George W. Bush and Barack Obama meant by “Faith-Based Initiatives,” but it’s there nonetheless in Freedom Plaza.
Apart from the various considerations of political ideology, influence and process regarding Americans Elect, there’s the simple matter of technology. Americans Elect plans to use all-internet-voting to nominate a presidential candidate and to broker the selection of the actual president in an Electoral College showdown. Will a binding internet vote be pulled off with accuracy […]
No, not really.
Sandy writes today from the southern tier of upstate New York to ask:
Would you provide me with more details on the non-violent rally for peace scheduled for Thursday, July 6, 2011, in Washington, DC?
Sandy’s question is a legitimate one; if you’ve read the Huffington Post, you’ve been told that […]
As part of our sales of political sweatshop-free t-shirts (proceeds from which go to the upkeep of Irregular Times) we’ve committed to donate a buck to overseas development, and another buck to liberal political causes at home, whenever one of our shirts sells. It’s one way we’re trying to walk our talk.
In light of […]
The next time you’re in Washington DC with your family, why not take a walk through the solar system?
It’s not the first to-scale walking model of the solar system in existence (that honor, I think, goes to the Carl Sagan Planet Walk in Ithaca, NY), and it’s not the spiffiest expression of astronomical […]
Here at Irregular Times, we’ve heard a lot of talk about the Patriot Act over the last week as the House and then the Senate. Talk, talk, talk:
“People need to flood DC and protest the Patriot Act until it is repealed.” “What happened in Egypt needs to happen in America.” “I’m down for a […]
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