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

Join 255 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

Open Letter to Americans Elect: Questions and an Invitation to Dialogue

Having initiated contact with Americans Elect by phone and e-mail multiple times over the past months, and having received no reply, I’ve decided to write a formal letter. The following is a copy of a letter sent by certified mail today to Americans Elect, the 501(c)(4) political corporation with the goal of electing its own [...]

Competing Biographies of Americans Elect Leadership: Can This Presidential Effort Contain Multitudes?

What life stories shall we tell of the two primary leaders of a new political party determined to put its own candidates in the White House?

When describing Peter Ackerman (the sole funder, Chairman and President of Americans Elect), it is accurate to describe him as a business libertarian sitting on the board of the [...]

Americans Elect could be just what America needs in 2012

The 29 articles written to date at Irregular Times on the resurrection of Unity08 as Americans Elect are not intended as criticism. Rather, the information provided and questions raised within them are intended to raise the profile of this private corporation cum political party as it quietly works behind the scenes to nominate and elect [...]

Americans Elect Corporate Bylaws tucked into Nevada Transparency Site

Americans Elect is both a corporation and a political party that has been working since April of this year to put its own presidential ticket on the ballot in 2012. Thanks to the transparency laws of the state of Nevada, which requires the posting of corporate bylaws for any group trying to form a political [...]

Have You Been Asked to Sign the Americans Elect 2012 Petition?

In at least the states of Arizona and Nevada, paid petition circulators for Americans Elect have been trying to get enough signatures to get this entity — at once both a corporation and a political party — a place on the the ballot for the 2012 presidential elections.

Because this corporation/political party is trying [...]

Americans Elect Provides Second Revision of Goals, Dumping Poll-Based Decisionmaking

When Unity08 transformed itself into the Unity12 Task Force this April, it described itself in terms nearly identical to those of Unity08:

The goal of the Unity12 Task Force is to set the stage for an effort to nominate a Unity Ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States in 2012. This ticket will [...]

Poll: What would Mike Pence and Sarah Palin give You?

“What a dream ticket: Mike Pence and Sarah Palin. That would give the liberals heartburn!”

So said fundamentalist Christian activist Tony Perkins last night as he took the microphone to announce the presidential and vice presidential straw poll results from the 2010 Values Voter Summit.

But what does he know? Come on, you liberals, [...]

Falling Down on the PCLOB: Barack Obama in Violation of Federal Law 597 Days and Counting

What’s the PCLOB and why should you care?

In the election year of 2004, President George W. Bush quieted down anger at his constitutional record by signing a law creating a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to protect Americans’ rights during his War on Terror. Under the law this board is to be housed [...]

Watch What You Say, Watch What You Do: the Obama Edition

“There are reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do, and this is not a time for remarks like that; there never is.” — White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, September 26, 2001

White House Press Secretary’s Briefing, September 7 2010:

Question: Good afternoon. Robert, there’s a [...]

Obama Goes 569 Days Without Civil Liberties Board and His Spokesman Calls US Crazy

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested. I mean, it’s crazy.” — White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, August 10 2010

Barack Obama was required by law, upon assuming the presidency, to appoint a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. This board is supposed to have [...]

White House Shoves Obama’s Patriot Act Signature Under the Carpet

Barack Obama’s signature on the Patriot Act reauthorization bill? Not talked about in his weekly address. Not featured in his remarks of the day. Not worthy of a post on the official White House blog. Not occasioned by a White House statement. There was an official statement to declare the release of the president’s medical [...]