PIPA Co-Sponsor Senator Marco Rubio Withdraws Support For PIPA

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The Daily Show vs. Cognitive Dissonance

John Oliver does a number on Froma Harrop over her hypocrisy of calling the Tea Party Republicans “economic terrorists”, comparable to al-Qaeda, while simultaneously running a project for restoring civility in public discourse. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook   Last [Read More...]

Occupy Propaganda

This one is really well done: More with this ideological bent and lack of subtlety. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Newt Gingrich Discovers the Down Side of Capitalism

We all knew that Newt Gingrich was a craven grifter who would say any preposterous or divisive thing to get himself elected. But did anyone ever imagine a Super Pac devoted to supporting him creating the 28 minute video advertised in this attack ad?? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Bans on Shari'a Law

Andrew Cohen highlights and explains key sections of a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (which you can read in full here) that considers attempts to outlaw all  use of international law in legal judgments in the United States and which places special emphasis on outlawing considerations of Shari’a law as any [Read More...]

The Dangers of Religion Itself

Salvaging Religion In this post I am going to explore the dangers of religion. For some context, I have written often that I think that there are good things that go by the name religion that atheists should try to salvage from authoritarians, irrationalists and bigots. I am generally optimistic about the idea that we [Read More...]

Georgia Court To Hear Out Birthers

Insipid: The prospect of the President being banned from the ballot is sheer lunacy. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Openly Bisexual and Non-theist Woman (Who Rejected Parents’ Mormonism) Runs For U.S. Congress

Kyrsten Sinema is a Democrat from Phoenix who has resigned her seat in the Arizona state senate to run for the state’s new 9th Congressional District. She is a bisexual with a history of advocacy for gay rights. She is also a non-theist of some variety who openly participated in a 2010 event marking the creation [Read More...]

The Case Against Literature As Moral Education

The other day, Corey Robin, author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism From Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin, eviscerated Christopher Hitchens over two morally dubious comments he made. Robin concluded from them that, contrary to his reputation, Hitchens was not at all an internationalist but rather “a narcissist, the most provincial spirit of all”. Robin ended his post quoting [Read More...]


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