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

Join 243 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

NPR Audience Doesn’t Go With the Buddy Roemer Flow

As week after week after week passes, initial moderate flows of support to Americans Elect candidates have slowed to tepid streams and finally down to a meager trickle.

This past Saturday, AE Transparency compiled statistics on how close drafted and declared candidates in the Americans Elect system have come to reaching the ballot access [...]

Private Homeland Detention: the Counter-Terrorism Unit at the Mall of America

“I think our name first of all, Mall of America, is attractive to people that want to hurt America.” — Maureen Bausch, Vice President of the Mall of America

For once, corporate America has chosen a branding that appropriately describes its activities. Listen to Daniel Zwerdling’s NPR report, which details the ways in which the [...]

Juan Williams Should Have Been Gone From NPR Long Ago

If Juan Williams had thought about the presence of Muslims on airplanes rather than allowing his bigoted instincts to take over, he would have considered that, in the many times he had gotten afraid of Muslims on airplanes, nothing had bad had happened. [...]

Untenable Selected Shorts

Whenever I try to listen to Selected Shorts, I get itchy from hearing the show’s deadly combination of writers writing writerly and actors acting actorishly. [...]

Irregular Times Is Not Cutting Its Staff

It’s up to those who have retained the flexibility of smallness to do their part by writing the small stories that never have gotten coverage in the big presses. [...]

Newton, Amana and the Hidden History of American Socialism

Someone listening to the NPR Weekend Edition story about Newton and Amana in Iowa wouldn’t know about this important difference between the communities, and wouldn’t understand an essential part of economic conditions resulting from the communities’ very different histories. [...]