An important insight from the combination of the American Religious Identification Survey and the 2010 Census is that it’s not safe to predict trends in population from state to state according to prevalence of Christianity.
Last week the New York Times shared Diana Serafin’s justification for banning a mosque in Tennessee: As a mother and a grandmother, I worry. I learned that in 20 years with the rate of the birth population, we will be overtaken by Islam, and their
As the right-wing media froth about the imminent implementation of sharia law in America, let’s take a step back and consider what would have to occur for that to happen. There are actually many different understandings and implementations of sharia in various Muslim countries, a
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
Los Angeles Tops in Magnitude of Green Buildings, Not Surprisingly. What Surprises are there in the Energy Star listings?
A New Scientist article this month reports surprise that Los Angeles would top this year’s EPA list of metropolitan areas with green Energy Star buildings: WHICH US city is the greenest of all, in terms of numbers of energy-efficient commercial buildings? The surprising answer is
Over a few summers back in the 1980s I had the first-hand experience of visiting Tenants Harbor and clambering about on the rocky Maine shore. A friend of my mother’s had a cabin on the coast there and let our family use it for one
We could be using 26 percent less electricity in 2030, rather than 26 percent more. The estimates of the Department of Energy are not our nation’s destiny.
Sitting on top of Mount Battie in sunny Maine today got me to thinking about the constraints and loopholes of social structure. As dozens of children ran around me on the mountaintop, each exclaiming loudly to the next that they had to see this, I
The world’s population increased by 800 just in the time it took me to write this short article.
Over the past six months the interest groups taking sides in the Israeli-Gaza conflict have ratcheted up their dueling e-mail campaigns. Irregular Times now gets at least five e-mail blasts a day from groups asking us to do something or other like “Make This a
Until the end of last month, AM 1580 in Columbus, Ohio was formatted as a progressive radio outlet combining programs like the Stephanie Miller Show with syndicated Air America Radio content. That’s all in the past. Now 1580 AM is St. Gabriel Radio, Catholic radio