In a chaotic universe, kindness is the only lighthouse we have. Read more

• Obligatory self-promotion: My new book Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City, an atheist/Christian dialogue written together with Andrew Murtagh, is now available on Amazon Kindle. Check it out! We’re also planning a book tour with speaking events to be announced soon, so stay tuned. • If you’re an atheist who cares about making the world a better place, you should consider attending the American Humanist Association’s Secular Social Justice convention, to be held in April… Read more

The Roark building collapse that didn’t happen, but should have. Read more

A modern-day defense of a long-ago outrage illustrates the Catholic church’s drift toward illiberalism. Read more

A year has passed, and we’re still here. As hard as it is to believe at times, the country is surviving. Although the Republicans have passed some awful legislation, stolen a Supreme Court seat and pulled out of the Paris treaty, we haven’t, say, started a nuclear war with North Korea, built death camps for undocumented immigrants, surrendered the government to Russian control, or provoked the rest of the world into passing economic sanctions against the U.S. It’s a measure… Read more

It’s the second year of American dystopia, and we’re still here, still surviving. To keep that flame of resistance burning brightly, here’s a protest anthem from MisterWives’ excellent second album, Connect the Dots: What are you listening to? Read more

The vast majority of humanity doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as the True Creators. Read more

It’s not a call for lower standards of evidence, but to evaluate women’s claims by the same ordinary standards that men have always enjoyed. Read more

As robots begin taking over white-collar jobs, we need to think about what the future economy will look like while there’s time to shape it. Read more

Rand internalized and accepted the double standard for women and pined for her inability to personally live up to it. Read more

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