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Why I Believe in Freedom of Speech and Action

In my policy preferences, I have a strong bias toward freedom of speech and action within constraints of responsibility. For instance, a person who falsely accuses another of a crime and sends an innocent person to prison should be liable for the harm done. And

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Happy Independence Day… Don't Forget to Smile!

Smile! “The N.S.A. is believed to have gone beyond legal boundaries designed to protect Americans in about 8 to 10 separate court orders issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, according to three intelligence officials who spoke anonymously because disclosing such information is illegal. Because

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Happy Independence Day… Don’t Forget to Smile!

Smile! “The N.S.A. is believed to have gone beyond legal boundaries designed to protect Americans in about 8 to 10 separate court orders issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, according to three intelligence officials who spoke anonymously because disclosing such information is illegal. Because

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Can't Keep Us Down

You may have noticed that for an extended period of time today, the Irregular Times website was unavailable to you. We pay money to provide this space that not only contains our writing but your thoughts, which we welcome whether we agree with you or

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Progressive Caucus, Populist Caucus: Progressiver Than Thou?

Late last month, second-term congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa announced the formation of the Populist Caucus in the 111th Congress, a group organized around advocacy for the following principles: Creating Good Jobs and a Secure Retirement: Creating and retaining good-paying jobs in America, providing fair

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Never Let Them Near The White House Again

“First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully.” — Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, writing the legal opinion of the Republican Bush administration.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?