Mississippi Voters Reject "Personhood" Amendment

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi voters Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would’ve declared life begins at conception, a proposal that supporters sought in the Bible Belt state as a way to prompt a legal challenge to abortion rights nationwide. The so-called “personhood” initiative was rejected by more than 55 percent of voters, falling far short [Read More...]

"Persecuted Male Syndrome"

Colbert highlights the newest civil rights hero: The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Ed Brayton has the discouraging story of his latest unconscionable defeat in court. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Jon Stewart Considers "In God We Trust" Debate Just A Waste of Time Distraction. Is It?

After watching that clip from The Daily Show, I think I can finally crystalize what I hear from the average secular progressive voting in Congress, writing for The Daily Show, or watching at home when a topic like whether we should have “In God We Trust” on our money or “Under God” in the pledge of [Read More...]

Plan 999 From Outer Space

This put a smile on my face: via Thoughts in a Haystack Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Having Trouble Figuring Out What Conservatives Really Think?

Bret translates 10 popular phrases used by conservatives into ordinary English. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Careless Violent Fantasies In Politics

In a post I had overlooked a month ago, Jason tore into the hypocrisy of any leftists who express outrage over violent right wing rhetoric but are okay with a first person zombie game where you get to kill Tea Partiers: The game is about killing the Teabagging zombies before they kill you. It’s called “TEA [Read More...]

Colbert on Whether Being Gay is a Choice

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is Evangelicalism Uniquely Vindictive, More Than Other, Secular Ideological Dispositions?

So I had Martin Bashir on in the background one day last week and was struck to hear Nick Broomfield (whose  new documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! I highlighted a couple weeks ago) directly and solely blame Sarah Palin’s vindictiveness on her religion. Outside of a handful of scathing New Atheists I don’t think I have [Read More...]

Questions For Those Who Oppose The Wall of Separation Between Church and State

I imagine that nearly everyone agrees that just because you may do something legally does not mean morally that you should do it. Now, I am firmly convinced that Thomas Jefferson’s ideal of a “wall of separation between church and state” is constitutional. But, let’s say you do not. Let’s say the Founders left it [Read More...]