How Trump Plans to ‘Make America Great Again’

Donald Trump made his inane slogan "Make America Great Again" a mantra for the intellectually challenged. They repeated it ad nauseum. But what does it actually mean? What does Trump think it means and how does he intend to achieve it? With empty symbolism, of course. … [Read more...]

Twenty Years of Humanism in Nigeria

This is a guest post by my friend Leo Igwe, a tireless activist for humanism and against the many barbarities of religion in his native Nigeria and all of Africa. In it, he celebrates twenty years of the Nigeria Humanist Movement, which he founded, and the good that it has done. … [Read more...]

Dear Rick Perry: The Glasses Aren’t Helping

Rick Perry's attempt to make himself look intelligent and well-informed by wearing glasses doesn't seem to have done much good at all. The New York Times reports that Perry had absolutely no idea what the Department of Energy actually does when he accepted the nomination to lead it. … [Read more...]

Yep, People are Still Incredibly Ignorant

A few years ago Jimmy Kimmel did some man-on-the-street interviews and found that a lot of people don't know that Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are the same thing. He decided to see if anything had changed since then. Spoiler alert: Nope. … [Read more...]

No, Gwyneth, Putting Jade in Your Vagina Does Not Promote ‘Crystal Healing’

Gwyneth Paltrow has fallen for -- or invented, perhaps -- yet another bullshit alt-me, homeopathic, chakra-balancing product: Jade eggs that you put in your vagina that work medical miracles for your "balance" and "energy" and other meaningless buzzwords. Here's the whole pitch: … [Read more...]

Donald Trump and the Christian Right Obsession with Masculinity

Kristin Du Mez, the chair of the history department at deeply conservative Calvin College here in Grand Rapids, has written a thorough and compelling article about how the evangelical obsession with a warped version of masculinity explains why he overwhelmingly won the Christian right vote. … [Read more...]

Head of Austrian Fascist Party to Attend Inauguration

The head of the fascist Austria's Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, is on a trip to America, apparently at the invitation of Rep. Steve King. And he's going to be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump. Strache has ties to Trump's National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn. … [Read more...]

Trump Comments Cause Value of Dollar to Drop

And here we have yet another example of Donald Trump's habit of blurting out whatever foolish idea comes into his head causing real damage. During an interview he commented that he thinks the value of the dollar is too strong, causing it to plunge the next day. … [Read more...]

O’Reilly: No More ‘Fanatical Ideologues’ on My Show

Bill O'Reilly has made a New Year's resolution to stop booking "fanatical ideologues" -- a term he doesn't bother defining, of course, on his show. I presume this means that he's retiring and the show will now be hosted by someone else. … [Read more...]

Let’s Diagram a Donald Trump Interview Answer

During an interview the other day, Donald Trump was asked a very simple question: Who are your heroes? He gave the most bizarre, convoluted, meandering answer that there really should be a Nobel prize to any English teacher who can diagram it. … [Read more...]

CBO Gives Horrifying Result from Repealing Obamacare

The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation have released a report requested by the Senate Minority Leader (Harry Reid at the time) about the result of repealing Obamacare. They scored the most recent repeal bill voted on, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015. The results are stunning. … [Read more...]

Wingnuts: Hey, Let’s Try 100 Days of Prayer This Time

The Bible tells Christians to "pray unceasingly," but a lot of self-declared "prophets" and charismatic Christian leaders love to hold shorter declarations of days of prayer. Seven is a popular number, as are 12 an 40, being Biblically significant. But now a group is shooting for an amazing 100 days of prayer. … [Read more...]