Why Misogynistic Language Matters

In response to the vileness of Rush Limbaugh giving Physicalist pause about whether to consume any right wing media (even out of concern for rational fairness), Bret asks: I’m curious: do you see how conservatives verbally address women as more offensive than their stance on pretty much anything else, from their treatment of the poor [Read More...]

New Atheism Is A Moral Movement

Last night I argued that when fundamentalist religious people, out of an inflated sense of privilege, demand that no one never offend them, that atheists should challenge the moral rightness of the fundamentlists’ specific, hypersensitive, unwarranted feelings of offense. I argued we should do this rather than indiscriminately defend the right to morally offend people [Read More...]

What Rick Santorum Sounds Like To Me

Bad Lip Reading nails it. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Rick Santorum's Phony Theology

Chris Matthews nails Rick Santorum and identifies just which phony theology Rick Santorum actually has: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Santorum: Obama Is A "Snob" For Wanting All To Go To College And Be "Made In His Image"

Santorum’s courageous crusade against college continues. The Republican presidential primary has turned into the longest, most amazing game of limbo in human history. The bar just keeps getting lower and lower and lower and the candidates keep worming their way under it in hitherto unfathomable ways. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Documenting the Nones

Richard Dawkins explains the reasoning behinds his recent efforts to find out just how seriously British citizens who identify as Christian take their faith: Some years ago, a colleague was admitted to hospital and a nurse came over to her bedside to fill in her personal form. “Religion?” “None.” Later, my colleague overheard a pair [Read More...]

Virginia's Aggressively Theocratic Governor

Have you gotten up to speed yet on Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s theocratic governor who is being touted as a serious contender to be the GOP Vice Presidential nominee? If not, Rachel Maddow’s report is eye opening, troubling, and must-see: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Too Big to Jail

I’ve been reading through Glenn Greenwald’s With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful and it is as appalling as the title promises. Here’s a salacious and infuriating taste: [Read more...]

Really, Congress? Really?

Saturday Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers asked for a little reality from the conservatives and Congresspeople who are attacking contraception and women’s reproductive rights more broadly: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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