Republican Leader: Ending Mandatory Prayers in Public Schools Has Led to “Assault, Rape, Murder”

On the “View from a Pew” show recently, Iowa Republican National Committee member Tamara Scott echoed the nasty (and completely off-base) conservative talking point that, when mandatory prayer in public school was deemed unconstitutional, it opened the door to all sorts of horrors:



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Madison (Wisconsin) May Include Atheists as a Protected Class in Expanded Anti-Discrimination Bill

The most surprising thing about Madison (Wisconsin) Alderwoman Anita Weier‘s new anti-discrimination proposal may be that it wasn’t already in effect.



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Is It Ethical for This Atheist to Make a Ton of Money Selling a Bible App?

If you listened to the StartUp podcast recently, you heard host Alex Blumberg conduct a brief interview with Trevor McKendrick (below), who makes a lot of money selling a Spanish-language Bible app. Like $100,000+ a year.

And he happens to be an atheist, which Business Insider‘s Nicholas Carlson explains:

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Vaccines Have Become a Political Wedge Issue and There May Only Be One Solution

It’s been a disturbing couple of weeks in the world of common-sense vaccines. What was not that long ago a fringe movement of people (including liberals) who took medical advice from the likes of Jenny McCarthy (or their own gut) has somehow become a political wedge issue.

Chris Christie said yesterday he was for vaccine “choice” before he clarified his remarks a bit:

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A Glimpse at Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Upcoming Talk Show

The New York TimesDennis Overbye got a sneak preview of Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s upcoming show StarTalk, scheduled to premiere on the National Geographic Channel this April:



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