I remember as a child in the early 1980s watching the PBS science program Nova as a scientist (looking the part with his glasses and wild hair) explained that according to the strict laws of probability, there was a 90% chance of a nuclear weapons accident by 1990. By the year 2000, he explained we [...]
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 their entire lives, even though there is no evidence that [...]
After openly questioning the extent of the government’s evidence against nine members of the the Christian fundamentalist Hutaree militia, U.S. District Judge Victoria A. Roberts has ordered the release of the Hutaree Nine on bail, although pausing in the implementation of that release to give federal prosecutors time to revise and resubmit a “woefully inadequate” [...]
How can evolution be taught over creationism in the public schools when there are no transitional forms?
We should be clear about this: If Darwin’s Theory is correct, we should be able to find a well defined trail of fossils that clearly show the gradual, very slow change of distant ancestors to man. Simply put, [...]
The Folsom Telegraph brings us an ethereal tale just in time for Halloween. Brad Smith, the journalist who wrote the newspaper article, interviewed James Brown, a manager at the Folsom State Prison, and a former guard there, who says that the prison may be haunted by ghosts.
So, does Mr. Brown report having seen ghosts [...]
The legislation, an amendment to the Defense appropriations bill approved yesterday in the House of Representatives, requires military interrogations to be videotaped. [...]
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 [...]
I am no longer an atheist. I found God this morning, and you’ll never guess where he’s been hiding. Find out in this video. [...]
“President George W. Bush did 9/11. No Shit. Really.”
So says Mike Palecek at the very top of his website. This declaration is a fair summation of his new short novel Guests of the Nation, a novel that Palecek sent to Irregular Times with the request that we write a review. While written in [...]
Torture muddies the effort to determine who is a terrorist and who is not, and can prevent the punishment of people who have truly committed violent crimes against Americans. [...]
This is why America needs habeas corpus.
A McClatchy Newspapers investigation reveals that “dozens and perhaps hundreds of men” have been wrongfully detained at the Guantanamo Bay indefinite detention facility without charge and without the habeas corpus right to challenge the basis for their detention. A review of the cases by McClatchy journalists revealed “fabricated [...]