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How Moderate Is Olympia Snowe?

Over the past week, political pundits have been writing paeans to Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, who has just announced that she will not run for re-election. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, in a typical editorial, pronounced Senator Snowe a “moderate” and “one of the last reasonable lawmakers.”

How “moderate” is Olympia Snowe’s record?

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In Arizona, Americans Elect Party Registrations Heaviest in Republican Areas

Is Americans Elect a political party? Despite its protests to the contrary, the answer is a hearty Yes Indeed. The latest proof of Americans Elect’s status as a political party comes from the state of Arizona, where the Secretary of State has released counts of registered Americans Elect political party members in Arizona counties, U.S. […]

Christine Todd Whitman Goes on TV and Promotes Jon Huntsman a Sixth Time, Violating Americans Elect Bylaws

She’s done it five times before; this is the sixth.

The Americans Elect bylaws are very specific, as an Americans Elect Director, Christine Todd Whitman is not supposed to “communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President at any time before the adjournment of the online […]

Christine Todd Whitman, Americans Elect Director, Speaks out for Jon Huntsman for President

Section 4.12. Neutrality of Directors. Board members shall not communicate or act in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for President or Vice President at any time before the adjournment of the online nominating convention of Americans Elect.

That’s the very specific requirement set out in the bylaws of Americans Elect, the 501c4 […]

Which Republican Presidential Candidates Support Water Torture?

Who supports U.S. government water torture?

Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)

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Can You Complete this GOP Global Warming Cartoon?

I’m almost done with this political cartoon on the Republican attitude toward global warming, but I can’t decide how I’d like to finish it:

The possibilities I’m bandying about in my mind for the “Eventually” balloon include:

“Where’s My Bailout?” “See? ANOTHER problem that government didn’t fix!” “This isn’t going to go on my […]

GOP Joe Miller Sez Turn America Into East Germany, Goes Stasi on Reporter

“If East Germany can do it, we can do it!” — Joe Miller

Yes, Republican candidate for Senate Joe Miller actually spoke those words yesterday, asking his audience in Alaska why America can’t build its own Berlin Wall.

There are two aspects to Joe Miller’s admiration of East Germany and its very special border fence […]

Old Obama and Anti-Republican Bumper Stickers Surged Back in September

We’re not rich or covertly backed by a conservative slush fund, so to help keep Irregular Times going we sell liberal and progressive bumper stickers. Back in March of this year, most of our best-selling stickers were centered around a particular policy theme, most often health care or the environment. But fast forward six months […]

Maine Republicans Spout B.S. In Quest for Victory

B.S. stands for Bull Semen.

What news could help Republican candidate for Governor of Maine Paul LePage get it back up? His poll numbers have been falling after he was exposed:

* threatening to punch a reporter, * declaring, then retracting, then declaring all over again his support for Creationism in public schools, * […]

Grassroots Photo With Sarah Palin Only $950

Today the Republican Party sent me an invitation to join Sarah Palin in the Disneyfied environment of Anaheim, California or Orlando, Florida for “a photo and the unique opportunity to discuss the critical issues facing our country with other grassroots leaders.”

Price tag: $950.

How very grassrootsy.

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What does the GOP say to the Widest Income Gap on Record?