You have no education or training in public service, public policy, government or any of the other issues that are critical to running a superpower. You have an arts degree in geography. And yet, you have unprecedented access to the highest levels of government — far more so than any typical citizen. This is not influence, but manipulation detached from any valuable education or expertise. Read more

By Andrew L. Seidel Director of Strategic Response Freedom From Religion Foundation Embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is a prime example of a theocrat who believes he’s above the law. The Constitution  — especially the First Amendment — is a check on the government’s power. So violating the First Amendment is, in every sense, an abuse of power. If a government official is willing to abuse his or her power for one reason, it only makes sense that the person… Read more

FFRF began as a national organization four decades ago this week! Even as we enter what would be human middle age, we show no signs of slowing down. Read more

By Molly Hanson Editorial Assistant Freedom From Religion Foundation April 7 marks the 128th anniversary of the birth of Florida environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Over the last few months, this name has been uttered gravely on news reports and splashed over social media in the wake of the recent tragic shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. But who was she? Before women had won the right to vote, before there was an Earth Day, and… Read more

As the nation reflects on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination today, we also mourn the loss of another legendary civil rights activist, Linda Brown, who died last week. Read more

We’re delighted that this year, it is falling on April Fools’. Read more

The chance overlap of April 1, a static day, and Easter, a Christian holiday, is because of Easter’s pagan origins. Easter doesn’t fall on a particular day: If Jesus existed and was crucified, we have no idea when. Instead, Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. If that sounds pretty damn pagan, it’s because it is. Read more

I wanted to be impressed. I wanted to learn something. I wanted to be pleasantly surprised by a fair-minded presentation. With a few notable exceptions, however, the museum failed to meet even my low expectations. Read more

Minority stories, Dinosaurs in the Bible, and a bunch of Victories Read more

Bronson La Follette, age 82, sadly died on March 15. Read more

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