Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 242 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

Roll Call: Only 8 In House of Reps Vote Against Funding NSA Spying Operations

Friday saw an an opportunity to finally set things right by defunding the abusive NSA, Congress instead decided to continue with the same old unconstitutional arrangement. [...]

What Should We Do About Animal Testing Of Cosmetics?

Puppies are cute.

Women who wear cosmetics are cute.

Who is more cute?

U.S. Representative James Moran made his choice yesterday when he introduced H.R. 4148, a bill that would gradually end the testing of cosmetics products on animals.

Moran says puppies are more cute. Do you agree with his choice?

[...]

Climate Crisis Accelerating

This week, for the first time in human history, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has gone above 400 parts per million. Carbon dioxide acts to trap energy from solar radiation in our planet’s atmosphere. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide have thus been resulting in higher atmospheric temperatures all over the Earth.

[...]

Most House Democrats Won’t Support Strong Climate Action

In October, Representative Peter Stark introduced the Save Our Climate Act, H.R. 3242, which would create a carbon tax. Only a handful of Democrats are supporting the legislation. [...]

List of the 163 Democrats Who Spent Time Promoting Theocracy Instead Of Creating Jobs

163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. [...]

4 Representatives Add End of Year Momentum to Credit Card Bill in Congress

This week, four more representatives in the House added their formal support to H.R. 4300, a bill that would cap credit card interest rates at an annual interest rate of 16%. They are:

Rep. Marcia Fudge [Ohio District 11] Rep. Michael Honda [California District 15] Rep. Thomas Perriello [Virginia District 5] Rep. James Moran [Virginia [...]

Congressman Moran Says You Can't Get It Up On TV

The Families for ED Advertising Decency Act has been sent off to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, but as for a full vote on the floor of House of Representatives, well, Congressman Moran can’t seem to get it up there. [...]

Do You See The Molecules?

It’s not like an invitation for lobbyists from big medical equipment manufacturers to come and get special access to members of Congress or anything like that. [...]

Magliocchetti Family Connections to the United States Congress

Federal investigations into the financial activities of Paul Magliocchetti, his family, and his PMA Group lobbying firm are proceeding apace, chugging onward with the slow velocity but strong momentum of a freight train toward the destination of prosecution. The allegations are considerable: that the lobbyist Magliocchetti used his employees and his family as puppet contributors [...]