What Do Journalism and Education Have in Common?

Michael Tracey, a former Secular Student Alliance group leader, has a controversial piece in The Nation about journalism schools in general, whether they’re necessary, and whether they’re even teaching the right things. Allow me to rant for a bit: Obviously, there are exceptions, but too many journalists are just good for gathering basic information and [Read More…]

Don’t Pray for Him

Pat Condell hits this one out of the park: [Read more…]

The Ark Park Shouldn’t Have Government Support

Barry Lynn at Americans United has a quick and amusing explanation of why it’s wrong for the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority to offer more than $40,000,000 in tax rebates for the Creation Museum’s “Ark Encounter” park: The state has no business funding this nonsense. It’s bad science. And it’s bad religion the same religious [Read More…]

I’ll Be Getting the Audiobook…

The cover of Penn Jillette‘s new book is out! It’s called God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales and chapters are broken up into the Penn Commandments (*groan*): Penn doesn’t do a lot of appearances outside of Las Vegas, but a few of them are already scheduled: August 16 [Read More…]

Alayna May Wyland’s Parents Convicted of Felony Criminal Mistreatment

Due to her only-god-will-save-you parents, this is what happened to 8-month-old Alayna May Wyland: Timothy and Rebecca Wyland’s daughter Alayna, born in December 2009, developed an abnormal growth of blood vessels that covered her left eye and threatened her vision. … The Wylands belong to the Followers of Christ, an Oregon City congregation that relies [Read More…]