Mitt Romney Fires Debate Coach For Making Him Bad By Making Him Look Good

In South Carolina’s debates watching Newt Gingrich debate Mitt Romney was like watching Cicero debate automated customer service telephone prompts. So Romney diligently and proactively went out and got an excellent debate coach, Brett O’Donnell. And Romney went on to utterly neutralize and deflate Gingrich next they met, in Florida. So that’s a point in [Read More...]

Who Was Saul Alinsky?

In response to Newt Gingrich’s regular raging against Saul Alinsky in the last few weeks of campaigning, Bill Maher hilariously raised the question, “Who the fuck is Saul Alinsky?” Bill Moyers educates: Bill Moyers Essay: Newt’s Obesession with Saul Alinsky from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Money quote: Maybe that’s why Newt Gingrich has been slandering Alinsky’s [Read More...]

On What's Presidential, What's Creepy, and What's Mitt Romney

I honestly am confused when people say Mitt Romney looks the part of a president–”like he was sent straight from central casting”, as the cliche goes. I never think of presidents as coming off as equal parts sleazy slick soulless greedy corporate raider, creepy door-knocking glazed-eyed proselytizer, and robotically pandering inauthentic politician. I have this [Read More...]

Occupy Protesters vs. Santorum

Some protesters got into Santorum’s face in South Carolina: That was painful to watch. Rick Santorum strikes me in many ways as a bad person with dangerous ideas. He thinks in unnervingly authoritarian and bigoted ways. And the combination of his arrogant and idiotic ideas and overgrown jock demeanor in speaking and debating makes him [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...]

An Atheist's Reply To Rick Perry

James Kotecki responds to this. Friendly Atheist has a reply of their own up too. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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