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December 17, 2014
The Torture Report is America’s National Shame
The Senate has released a massive report on the torture of terrorism suspects under the...
December 15, 2014
New on AlterNet: The Mythical Golden Age of Religious Charity
My latest column is up on AlterNet, Do Right-Wing Christians Want People to be Destitute?...
December 08, 2014
#BlackLivesMatter: A New Civil Rights Movement
Just a few days after the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson unleashed fury in Ferguson,...
November 05, 2014
Open Thread: Election Chatter
It was an exceptionally ugly night for Democrats. The Republicans winning the Senate is discouraging,...
October 27, 2014
New on the Guardian: The Millennials and the Midterms
My newest column on the Guardian is up! It's titled "Godless millennials could end the...
October 06, 2014
Colorado’s Conservative History Whitewash
There are a lot of stories I want to write about, especially the infuriating Texas...
July 09, 2014
Why Are LGBT Rights Thriving While Choice Suffers?
This article on the Daily Beast by Jay Michaelson spotlighted a trend that I've noticed...
July 07, 2014
When Will We Have an Atheist President?
So far this year, a rightward-leaning Supreme Court has issued two major rulings granting sweeping...
July 02, 2014
The Supreme Court Unleashes Chaos
The Supreme Court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision this week, and it was as...
April 14, 2014
The FRC’s Bizarre Prayer Barrage
As you probably know, I don't believe in the efficacy of prayer. There's neither empirical...
April 09, 2014
No, There Isn’t Any Common Ground on Choice
In 2005, the then-county executive of New York's Nassau County, Thomas Suozzi, gave a speech...
April 06, 2014
Seven Million and Counting
Last week, the open enrollment period for Obamacare officially ended, and a major goal has...
March 12, 2014
Should We Reach Out to Conservative Atheists?
Last month, American Atheists sought to rent a booth at this year's Conservative Political Action...
February 05, 2014
Pensacola Christian College: The Republicans’ New Feeder School
I usually pay little attention to the State of the Union address, since it rarely...
January 29, 2014
Who Speaks for American Catholics?
Last week during my interview on the Nick Givas Radio Show, the host, himself a...
January 25, 2014
Weekend Coffee: January 25
• Is conservative Christianity itself bad for marriage? The research says yes. Michelle Goldberg lays...
January 24, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: The New Deal
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter X Dagny and Hank have set out to track down...
January 20, 2014
Book Review: The New Jim Crow
Summary: A work of consciousness-raising with the visceral impact of a gut punch. One of...
January 08, 2014
Riding a Dinosaur Off Into the Sunset
It's conventional wisdom that when you've got to make an announcement but don't want people...
December 28, 2013
Weekend Coffee: December 28
While you rest and recover from all the holiday feasting, some links: • The eruption...
December 25, 2013
The Rising of the Sun
In most of the Western world, today is Christmas Day. We rationalists know that, despite...
October 30, 2013
Attacking Half the Electorate Surprisingly Not a Winning Strategy
Next Tuesday, voters in Virginia will choose their state's next governor. After months of hard-fought...
October 23, 2013
Congratulations, New Jersey!
As a born-and-raised New Yorker, I reserve the right to make fun of New Jersey...
October 14, 2013
Why Not a Distributed Congress?
I've just gotten back from a vacation in Europe, where the news coverage of the...
October 02, 2013
The Government Shutdown Blues
This week, the U.S. government shut down for the first time in 17 years, thanks...
August 28, 2013
The Political Pull of New York’s Ultra-Orthodox
New York City's mayoral election is approaching, and as the race heats up, more attention...
July 19, 2013
New on AlterNet: Abortion in the Bible
My latest column is now up on AlterNet, There's Nothing About Abortion in the Bible...
June 26, 2013
A Constitutional Rollercoaster
I had another post written for today, but there's much too much going on! This...
June 25, 2013
The Republicans Can’t Help Themselves
Almost lost in the furor last week over the NSA spying story, the Republican-controlled House...
June 19, 2013
Why Edward Snowden Should Be Pardoned
I've been assembling some thoughts on the NSA leaker Edward Snowden who revealed the existence...
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