Open Thread: Brexit

Well, who saw that coming?In a shock 52-48 vote, the United Kingdom has declared its intent to quit the European Union. The value of the pound is plummeting, world stock markets are cratering, and Prime Minister David Cameron, who allowed the referendum as a concession to right-wingers in his party, is quitting in humiliation.I admit, when I first heard about the referendum, I was sympathetic. It's easy to see why people are frustrated.The EU was formed with noble intentions: to end … [Read more...]

What Should I Review After Atlas Shrugged?

All good things must come to an end! My marathon review of Atlas Shrugged, the project that's occupied my time for the last three years (!), is coming to a close.Next week I'll begin writing about Part III, Chapter X, which is the last chapter of the book. I plan to spend about a month going through that, then probably another month to review the third and final Atlas movie, and finally I'll post some closing thoughts about the book as a whole.This project has taken up so much of my time … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

I think it's about time for another of these. This is an open thread for the purposes of self-promotion.Do you have a blog, a Twitter or a Tumblr account you'd like to publicize, a Kickstarter project you'd like to promote, a side business that does cool things for reason or science? Post in the comments and tell us about it!This month, I'm especially interested in hearing about good works: a charity that deserves support, a personal fundraiser for someone who needs some help, an … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Election Chatter

It was an exceptionally ugly night for Democrats. The Republicans winning the Senate is discouraging, though not unexpected. (I had held out hope of a 50-50 tie.) But the Democrats also lost multiple governorships, including several that should have been easy holds or promising pickups. A few scattered thoughts:• If you thought the last few years of obstruction were bad, things are about to get worse. It was already a given that President Obama wouldn't be able to pass any major … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

I haven't done one of these in a while and I want to make this a regular feature on Daylight Atheism, so here goes. This is an open thread for the purposes of self-promotion.Do you have a blog, a Twitter account or a Tumblr you'd like to publicize, a Kickstarter project you'd like to promote, or a worthy cause you'd like to encourage others to support? Post in the comments and tell us all about it!Image credit: Shutterstock … [Read more...]

Open Thread: Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

So, I have a teaser: I'm nearly ready to unveil a big, exciting project - you'll all find out about it soon. And since I haven't done one of these threads in a while, it seems only fair to offer others the opportunity as well.This is an open thread for the purposes of self-promotion. Do you have a blog or a Twitter you'd like to publicize, a Kickstarter project you'd like to promote, or a worthy cause you'd like to encourage others to support? Post in the comments and tell us all about it! … [Read more...]


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