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Are You Ready To Stop Hoping Yet?

On his new web site, Stop Hoping, Swanson has been holding an online poll to see just who liberals would like to see challenge Barack Obama from the Left in 2012. The top 5 results are… [...]

Irregular Design Becomes Logo Of Draft Feingold Movement

About the journey of a logo for Draft Russ Feingold 2012 with Feingold’s name in the shape of the USA. [...]

More Russ Feingold for President Talk, and a Hyperlink Game

Democratic Underground:

Feingold/Grayson Or Grayson/Feingold 2012!

Or 2016. Hey, I’m flexible.

Tom’s Civil Liberty Blog:

One of the immediate consequences of Russ Feingold’s stunning loss in last Tuesday’s election–which deprives us of the best civil libertarian in Congress, and the only senator of either party in a position hold to Obama accountable on civil liberties [...]

Support for a Draft Feingold for President Movement Spreads

Draft Russ Feingold 2012 Petition:

On Tuesday, November 2, 2010 we saw Senator Russ Feingold stand above all others as he gave a speech that unified Democrats across the country. Even as the sea of red Republican take-over’s across the country lit up television screens, Senator Feingold’s message of fighting for American values, standing up [...]

Feingold For President – The Best Liberal Christmas Present Ever

As a U.S. Senator, Russ Feingold has persisted in defending Americans’ constitutional rights when other members of Congress walked away from the fight. That makes Feingold a perfect representative of liberals who have become disenchanted with Barack Obama’s abandonment of progressive causes. [...]

The Ten Most Popular Congressional Campaign Buttons and Stickers of Election 2010

One of the ways we keep Irregular Times going is to sell bumper stickers and campaign buttons; as part of that we offer at least one progressive or liberal-minded design for each seat in the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress. Out of these nearly 500 congressional races, which ones are attracting the most [...]

Oklahoma Hold Out Confronting Tom Coburn on Lord’s Resistance Army

In northern Uganda and occasionally in bordering countries, the Lord’s Resistance Army has used the mask of religion to justify a decades-long campaign of abduction, slavery and brutal warfare. Senator Russell Feingold has introduced S. 1067, the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. Feingold’s bill would provide humanitarian relief to those fleeing [...]

Congress Ignores FBI’s Illegal Invention of Terrorist Plots

It’s been six weeks now since it was discovered that the FBI had invented the existence of absolutely fake terrorist plots in order to grab American journalists’ phone records to find the source of a politically embarrassing leak.

The FBI avoided the use of a warrant thanks to the passage of the Patriot Act. [...]

Reprise: Patriot Act Heroes and Zeroes on the Senate Judiciary Committee

(A hat tip to Ramone for the suggestion)

If you were hibernating in the early part of October, you missed the spectacle of eight blind donkeys rearing on their hind legs in an acrobatic effort to form the shape of an all-seeing eye.

On October 1 and October 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to [...]

Most Democrats Vote Against Protecting Americans From National Security Letters

8 out of the 12 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted against protecting Americans’ constitutional rights from known abuses of the Patriot Act. The following is a transcript of the speech Senator Dick Durbin gave explaining why the abuses of the Patriot Act called for a restriction of National Security Letter powers. [...]

Senate Democrats Join Republicans To Kill Protection From Government Spies

The Durbin amendment to S. 1692 would have required that Section 215 Patriot Act spying only be used to protect against spies working against the American government, terrorism, or as a part of spying against foreign targets that are not related to Americans. Who could object to that? Eight Senate Democrats, that’s who. [...]