GOP Congresswoman's Spokesman: "Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators"

Trigger warning: Below the fold and down the page a bit there are extremely graphic and disturbing pictures of women victimized by acid attacks. Then there is a disgusting and infuriating news story. [Read more…]

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Is TED Primarily About Assuaging The Egos of the Super Rich?

TED opted not to air the Nick Hanauer video below in which he talks about the problems with income inequality. Hanauer’s camp caused a big stir by getting word out that this was a talk “that TED doesn’t want you to see”. TED does not release the videos of all their talks online. But Alex [Read More…]

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Penn Jillette vs. President Obama on Drugs

The personally drug free Penn Jillette takes Obama to task for his cavalier attitude towards our country’s authoritarian drug laws and the draconian penalties associated with them: Do we believe, even for a second… that if Obama had been busted for marijuana, under the laws that he condones, would his life have been better? If [Read More…]

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My Thoughts on Obama's "Evolution" Towards Favoring Marriage Equality

So while I was busy ending the semester, Obama gave a tepid, hedged, politically non-committal, mealymouthed endorsement to same-sex marriage. Over time, no doubt, his expressions of support for gay rights will increasingly feature less pauses, hesitations, stammers, ambiguities, and qualifications as the American public increasingly gives him permission (in the form of polls on [Read More…]

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I'm So Sick of Whining About Negative Campaign Ads

Journalists should stop categorizing ads by whether they are negative or positive and start categorizing them by whether they are true or false. “Does this ad present accurate, adequately thorough, properly contextualized information?” “Are the inferences this ad draws from the factual information it presents logically valid?” “Is this ad presenting a sound argument that [Read More…]

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Mitt Romney, High School Gay Bashing Bully

The Washington Post tells a disturbing tale corroborated by no less than 5 independent witnesses: John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it. [Read More…]

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Where Do Women Want Government?

Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer, and Andrea Savage embrace Republican policies on women in an NSFW way. Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from Kate Beckinsale Your Thoughts? [Read more…]

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring A Republican to Represent Secularists

The Secular Coalition for America was created to lobby lawmakers on behalf of all Americans who believe in secularism. This week they hired a longtime Republican operative, Edwina Rogers, to be their executive director. In this post, I am going to explore the pros and cons of hiring a Republican in general to run this [Read More…]

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Edwina Rogers vs. Michael J. Fox

Most of us at Freethought Blogs are wary that the Secular Coalition for America has hired as their executive director Edwina Rogers, a career long Republican aid, lobbyist, and lawyer. The SCA was formed as the lobby which would specifically focus on advocating for secular lawmaking against the influence of theocratically minded legislators who want [Read More…]

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