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

Join 412 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

NSA Illegally Ignored The FISA Court For Years To Spy On American Emails

Huge numbers of private communications of Americans were seized and searched without any warrant as required by the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights, and thanks to the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act, nobody could stop the anti-American spying from taking place. […]

NSA Breaks Its Own Spying Rules Thousands Of Times Every Year

The NSA is violating its own spying rules many times every day, new documents show. That information is being withheld from Congress and the FISA court. […]

Obama Reforms To Big Brother Are Not Enough

We already have limits on the power of U.S. government spy agencies, and they’re much more significant than anything that Barack Obama has proposed. The limits we have come from the Bill of Right. […]

5 Petitions the Obama White House Has Ignored (despite its own rules). Why?

“If a petition gathers enough online signatures, it will be reviewed by policy experts and you’ll receive an official response.” – Katelyn Sabochik, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy, September 22 2011

This was (and remains) the promise of “We The People”, the official online petition website of the executive branch […]

On Huge Petition to Pardon Edward Snowden, Barack Obama goes Silent

On June 22, the petition to pardon Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures, and has continued to gather signatures ever since, reaching 127,000 signatures this morning.

Once a petition surpasses 100,000 signatures, the Obama administration has committed to responding to it. But two weeks later, there’s no response. Keep watching that space, but don’t […]

Partisan Churning Reaches New Height: GOP Loves the ACLU?

If you’ve been paying attention to politics for more than one election cycle, you’ve seen the partisan churn in action. When Party X is in power and Party Y is out of power, Party Y will complain about overreach of executive power by Party X and Party X will speak with disdain about the anti-government […]

Thousands Join Protest Demanding Barack Obama Resign

If just 83,000 or so Americans will sign this petition demanding that Barack Obama resigns, Obama will have to release an official response to the idea. Wouldn’t that be interesting? […]

This Liberal Says Obama Must Resign Over Telephone Spying Abuses

Barack Obama must resign, and Congress must repeal the FISA Amendments Act. Then, a special independent commission must be given the power to investigate and reveal the full extent of abusive government search and seizure under the FISA Amendments Act and Patriot Act, under both Barack Obama and George W. Bush. […]

Green Shadow Cabinet Challenges Obama On Climate Change

Barack Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry is now attending an international Arctic Ministerial Summit on climate issues in Sweden. While there, he plans to do… not very much. Obama’s Arctic policy is to marginalize environmental issues, opening up Arctic waters to oil drilling and authorizing hunts against wolves from airplanes.

The Green Party this […]

Obama Plans To Cut Social Security

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Barack Obama warned Americans that they shouldn’t vote for Mitt Romney, because Romney would cut Social Security benefits. Obama pledged to defend social security, saying that “no current beneficiaries should see their basic benefits reduced, and he will not accept any approach that slashes benefits for future generations.”

Now, Barack […]

Obamacare Microchip Conspiracy Deepens with New Howard Dean Time-Travel Revelations

Over the past year, right-wing conspiracy theorists have insisted that under provisions of the “Obamacare” law, all Americans would be forcibly injected with trackable RFID microchips by March 23, 2013. The fact that it is now April 6, 2013 and this hasn’t come to pass is a minor speed bump for the conspiracy theorists — […]