On his new web site, Stop Hoping, Swanson has been holding an online poll to see just who liberals would like to see challenge Barack Obama from the Left in 2012. The top 5 results are… [...]
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.
The Bible is as clear as mud on many subjects, but it’s absolutely clear about the practice of usury (lending money at a high rate of interest). As far as I’m aware, there are no Bible verses that encourage Christians to engage in usury, but there are a number that prohibit it:
That’s what Tom said and asked last night. He’s right: government is corrupt. So would I have people do?
I would have people strain and stretch and TRY, and not just through voting, but through organized social movement activity. Politics is no more and no less than people deciding what is to be done. Sometimes [...]
While homeland security zealots have predicted a nuclear weapon attack on United States soil will occur this July 4, a visitor to Irregular Times asserts that we have an apocalypse now. You may have noticed Tom’s frequent comments here that the world as we know it is doomed and that efforts to prevent global civilization-ending [...]
Planning a trip to midcoast Maine for next summer? If you’re half of a gay or lesbian couple, plan carefully.
It’s unfortunate, but same-sex couples have to carefully consider whether they’ll be welcomed, cold-shouldered, harassed or even assaulted for the simple act of holding hands in the community where they live or in a community [...]
You won’t find the community of West Rose, New York listed on any maps, and I’m not sure it is really there any more. But when I was younger, growing up in rural Central New York, the hills west of Rose had a fading reputation for oddity and hipness. In prior decades, a variety of [...]
Gears of war? How does that bring us a hope that runs deep? [...]
Albert Einstein spoke the same message that Barack Obama speaks today: That we do not need to be restricted to the fears and hatreds of our predecessors. We can overcome it. Germany did not listen to Albert Einstein in 1932. Will America listen to Barack Obama in 2008? [...]
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