The Economic Case Against Trickle Down Economics–in Terrific Cartoon Form

An excellent pro-Obama cartoon on the economy by Simpsons and Family Guy animator Lucas Gray that is almost certain to go viral, and most certainly should. [Read more...]

“You Can Kill Things But Still Like Them”

Rick Santorum says he has “voted to kill Big Bird” and that you can “kill things but still like them.” In other news, Newt Gingrich wants to liberate Big Bird from bureaucracy. [Read more...]

Liveblogging The Obama-Romney Domestic Policy Debate!!

My responses to the debate as recorded in real time for posterity. [Read more...]

James Croft on Humanist Values, Opposing Religion, and Supporting Gay Marriage as Sacred

James Croft will be on the Camels With Hammers Show on Sunday morning at 10am EST. In this post, I put up two excellent speeches he gave this year. In one he explains how Humanists historically have, and in the future can, play a special role as moral reformers. In another he attempts to give a morally and politically influential speech–and succeeds. Along with the videos, I quote an illuminating section of an interview I conducted with him last summer. [Read more...]

Remixing Obama

Turn about’s fairplay. Hugh Atkin, who made the fantastic “Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up” video which I highlighted in the spring, has a terrific new parody of the infamous Obama line “You didn’t build that” which the GOP has quote mined into a rallying point. Both this video and the Romney one [Read More...]

A Scandalous Photo of Obama with Karl Marx

via Mali Munch Hawthorne [Read more...]

Freethinkers and Labor

In a special Labor Day post, vorjack wrote today about the ways that leading American freethinkers like Thomas Paine, Robert Owen, Frances Wright, and Robert G. Ingersoll all mixed up their concern for free thinking with their concern for labor rights. Go check it out. (This was of course before official proclamations went through the [Read More...]

If Contemporary American Conservatives Had Written The New Testament

It’d sound more like this: [Read more...]

Jon McNaughton’s “Obamanation”

Do you remember the painting below from three years ago, in which, as I put it at the time, tackiness and theocratic tendencies reached self-parodic proportions? That painting was called “One Nation Under God” and is not to be confused with “One Nation Under Cthulhu”: Now Jon McNaughton, the painter of “One Nation Under God”, [Read More...]

The New York Times Called Those Who Brought What Were Essentially Blasphemy Charges Against Pussy Riot “Victims”

A few months ago, I signed up to give automated monthly donations to Amnesty International when I was told about how appallingly small their donations from America were. It is because of their advocacy on issues like this one that they need the support of all people committed to the principle of secularism worldwide: [Read more...]