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Repeal the 16th Amendment? How Will You Carry That Out?

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has a grand idea, and by “grand” I mean big. Rep. King, never one to think small, has introduced House Joint Resolution 16, a proposed constitutional amendment that reads simply:

The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

Read the 16th Amendment [...]

Repeal the Patriot Act Protest: March 12 at Noon in DC

Here at Irregular Times, we’ve heard a lot of talk about the Patriot Act over the last week as the House and then the Senate. Talk, talk, talk:

“People need to flood DC and protest the Patriot Act until it is repealed.” “What happened in Egypt needs to happen in America.” “I’m down for a [...]

When Will Kirsten Gillibrand Keep Her Don't Ask Don't Tell Promise?

“I am firmly committed to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. To that end, I am working closely with Congressman Murphy and Senator Kennedy’s offices to develop support for repeal legislation and will be among the original co-sponsors of the bill when it’s introduced.”

— Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, making a promise on June 18, 2009

Go [...]

Limerick Open Thread (Kill Prop 8 Edition)

In November of 2010 California will try it again With Repeal of Prop 8 For the Golden Gate State Barbie could marry Midge and Not Ken

Tell me all about news of the day It’s your turn, so go on, have your say Share what’s better and worse Just do it in verse In a [...]

LGBT Equality Caucus Members Who Don't Support DOMA Repeal

Earlier this week, Rep. Jerrold Nadler introduced H.R. 3567, the Respect for Marriage Act of 2009. This bill, if passed, would repeal the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), a piece of legislation enacted in the 1990s revoking the presumption that same-sex marriages carried out in one state would be recognized in other states or by [...]

Repeal the Military Commissions Act? No, but the Congress Can Rename A Road for Tim Russert

The following are the major components of the Military Commissions Act, passed into law in the fall of 2006:

It revokes habeas corpus, thereby giving the president power to imprison people without trial for as long as the president likes It gives George W. Bush and other top officials legal amnesty for war crimes he [...]