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March 07, 2018
Secular Women at Work
Like me, you may be feeling discouraged by the latest wave of bad news about...
January 20, 2018
Weekend Coffee: January 20
• Obligatory self-promotion: My new book Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just...
October 02, 2017
It’s Never the Right Time to Protest
Apologists for the status quo will always come up with excuses for why this is...
September 29, 2017
The Fountainhead: Americans with Disabilities
A house that my elderly family members can get around in? Who cares about that?
August 18, 2017
The Fountainhead: How the Other Half Lives
Another example of how Ayn Rand's political views evolved.
January 18, 2017
Letter-Writing Wednesday: Andrew Cuomo’s Bad Faith
Dear Governor Cuomo: As a New York State resident and a Democrat, I was dismayed...
September 12, 2016
Repost: Why Atheism Is a Force for Good
[I'm taking a break from the blog to bond with and care for my new...
May 25, 2016
A More Diverse Humanism Is a Stronger Humanism
Humanism is supposed to be a philosophy that appeals to and benefits all human beings.
February 03, 2016
The One-Percent Difference
I posted the other day on Facebook about Richard Dawkins being disinvited from NECSS for...
June 13, 2015
Secular Students Week 2015: How to Win at Activism
It's Secular Students Week, when we old folk interview the next generation of secular activists...
April 29, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter in Baltimore
It's only been a few short weeks since the agony of Ferguson and the Black...
March 25, 2015
Why Atheism Is a Force for Good
If you've followed my writing these past few years, you know that I've often taken...
March 21, 2015
You Got Your Ideology in My Atheism!
My column in the Guardian this week about atheism and social justice got a lot...
March 16, 2015
New on the Guardian: Beyond Debating God’s Existence
My latest column on the Guardian is up: "It's time for atheists to stop debating...
December 21, 2014
Whom Do the Police Serve?
Awful news from Brooklyn this weekend: A disturbed man shot his ex-girlfriend (who's expected to...
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,...
December 07, 2014
Weekend Coffee: December 7
• Creationists lose a lawsuit seeking to keep evolution out of public schools on the...
November 26, 2014
The Fallout in Ferguson, Continued
Ever since Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by a white...
October 24, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: The Living Wage
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter VI At the end of their conference, the villains agree...
September 26, 2014
Weekday Coffee: September 25
I've been taking a breather this week, but never fear, my Atlas Shrugged series will...
September 08, 2014
The Mabus Problem: Fighting Anonymous Harassment on Social Media
I'm not much of a video gamer (I spend my free time writing!), but I've...
August 18, 2014
The Fallout in Ferguson
I've been gripped by the stories and images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri since last...
August 17, 2014
Photo Sunday: #NMOS14
Last Thursday, my wife and I attended one of the National Moment of Silence rallies...
June 30, 2014
The Richard Dawkins Facepalm Watch, Vol. III
I used to admire and look up to Richard Dawkins; I really did. But it's...
May 05, 2014
Facing Up to Atheism’s MRA Problem
We've known for a while that there's an ugly strain of aggressive anti-feminism within the...
May 02, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: The Gini Coefficient
Atlas Shrugged, part II, chapter I After Hank chases off the government crony who wants...
February 07, 2014
Atlas Shrugged: Bonsai People
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter X Although Hank is back at his mills, Dagny hasn't...
November 27, 2013
Living Wages, Living Work: A Humanist Sermon
A few days ago, progressive blogs reported on the "McResource Line", an instantly infamous (and...
August 15, 2013
Building a Better Secular Movement
This post will have to be my last word on this for the time being,...
July 26, 2013
Atlas Shrugged: You’ll Never Fail Like Common People
Atlas Shrugged, part I, chapter V America loves rags-to-riches stories. The idea of the U.S.A....
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