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October 31, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: Violence Vouchers
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter VI To finish off this chapter, I want to flash...
September 19, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: Make the Trains Run on Time
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter V The band of crossties swept in wide curves around...
July 11, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: Men With Guns
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter III Entering Rearden's office, Dr. Floyd Ferris wore the expression...
May 30, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: Offshore Accounts
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter II All the movers and shakers, including Hank and Lillian,...
April 25, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: Second Amendment Remedies
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter I The government has passed a so-called Fair Share Law...
October 21, 2013
The Problem of Private Armies
Since I started reading Atlas Shrugged, I've become interested in libertarian theories of how the...
February 13, 2013
The Arab Spring in Danger
I first covered the Arab Spring just over two years ago, and since then, I've...
February 06, 2013
Why I’m Not a Gun Owner
Atheist author Sam Harris argues that owning a gun is a moral imperative for personal...
November 02, 2012
Why You Should Be a Voter
In my earlier post about whether to vote for third parties, there were some commenters...
September 03, 2012
Blogging Better Angels: Hobbes Was Right
The most famous human being of prehistoric times is probably Otzi the Iceman, a Neolithic...
January 29, 2012
Why I’m Not Voting Third-Party
Last week, four third-party U.S. presidential candidates had a debate in Chicago. As is usual...
October 26, 2011
Governing by the Happiness Index
I've often written about the moral system I advocate, which I've dubbed universal utilitarianism. Although...
October 09, 2011
Penn Jillette: Is Libertarianism Compatible with Atheism?
Penn Jillette is a larger-than-life figure in every way, including but hardly limited to his...
September 28, 2011
Further Thoughts on Penn’s Libertarianism
The last thread about Penn Jillette's book sparked some debate, so I'd like to revisit...
September 26, 2011
Theocracy Causes Famine
Recently, I got an e-mail from the Foundation Beyond Belief, which is working with USAID...
February 28, 2011
What Comes Next For the Middle East?
The last few weeks in the Middle East have been a story of extraordinary courage...
February 23, 2011
Wednesday Link Roundup
I may write more about some of these stories over the weekend, but in the...
October 13, 2007
Is America a Christian Nation?
A frequent refrain among the religious right is that the United States of America is...
July 26, 2007
Why I Am Not a Libertarian III
Opportunity and Obligation One of the driving notions behind libertarian political theory is that society...
July 16, 2007
Why I Am Not a Libertarian II
Positive and Negative Liberty The second major reason why I am not a libertarian has...
June 23, 2007
Why I Am Not a Libertarian
I: The Dilemma of the Commons I don't usually post purely political essays on Daylight...
June 21, 2006
Some Thoughts on Libertarianism
The Politics of Atheism posts back in April inspired a healthy debate with several regular...
April 24, 2006
The Politics of Atheism III
Business & the Market In matters of economic organization, as in other areas, atheists should...
April 20, 2006
The Politics of Atheism II
Social Justice As part of the compassion that we as atheists should have for all...
April 18, 2006
The Politics of Atheism I
A reader of Daylight Atheism recently made an excellent suggestion via e-mail: As several of...
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