The following are three graphs representing the change in parts per million of carbon dioxide (CO2) measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii from March 1958 through December 2015: All three graphs accurately represent the same data. Each is presented on a different scale. The
The Congressional Prayer Caucus is a group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who are interested in maintaining government sponsorship of religious prayer, and who are organized to “use the legislative process – both through sponsorship of affirmative legislation and
On the last day of January 2012, Americans Elect rolled out its online voting system by which identity-verified delegates could draft candidates to appear on the ballot for the Americans Elect presidential nomination. Americans Elect has indirectly referred to the number of people participating in
The latest data on sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean includes information up through October 27, 2009: Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s standard for measuring a notable deviation from the 1979-2000 sea ice average is
Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy described warrant-free National Security Letters in committee proceedings this morning: They don’t require approval by a court, a grand jury or even a prosecutor. They are issued in secret, with a recipient’s silence under penalty of law. But they allow
For some time now, the writers of Irregular Times have been following the doings in the United States Congress with the kind of fascination that one sees in the occasional rubbernecker on the highway who actually stops to get a closer look at the carnage.
“There’s something going on in Alaska where, you know, we get calls in our office all the time from national media outlets and international media outlets just wondering what’s going on in Alaska. And I think there’s something going on here with where you all