CNN's Credulous Reporting on Catholicism

I’m watching CNN right now and cannot believe how thoroughly this report dispenses with all standards of journalistic evidence and detachment in presenting dubious miracle claims as straight facts with reasonable, undisputed evidence behind them. The first part of the report, which I wish I could find but CNN hasn’t seemed to put anywhere online [Read More...]

The Daily Show Weighs In On Limbaugh

And Colbert: [Read more...]

The Brothel Next Door

So, last night there were news trucks on my block as I arrived home. Turns out that a few doors down a woman was running a brothel. I had no idea. [Read more...]

Kids Can't Watch Depiction of What Their Lives Are Like

Sounds like an Onion title when put like that, no? Here’s a documentary about the bullying kids’ suffer that the MPAA rated R: The MPAA defended its judgment thusly: [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...]

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...]

Vatican Loses Part of its Tax Exempt Status in Italy

The financial crisis in Italy has made indulging religious economic privilege intolerable.  130,000 people signed a petition as part of making this happen: Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced the Vatican must pay taxes on non-religious property, from which it previously enjoyed an exemption. The annual cost could be up to 720m euros ($945m; £598m) according [Read More...]

We Have Lost Whitney Houston.

Very sad news. She was only 48. Her music was such a mainstay of my childhood. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Warns of "Rising Genocide" Due to "Christophobia" in Muslim World

Ayaan Hirsi Al’s case is alarming: We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring’s fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underway—an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a [Read More...]


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