Should We Only Focus on the Tip of the Iceberg?

For all that we argue about, it’s all too easy to ignore the multitude of things we all have in common. It always feels good to stand your ground on any opinions you hold in the minority — and I’m not saying we’re not right on those issues — but I don’t think we can [Read More…]

What the Hell Is Wrong with Republicans?

I’m so pissed off right now. I know everyone’s already written plenty about what Republicans did yesterday regarding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. But I haven’t been able to rant yet. I was shocked when I heard the final vote count. I can’t believe that that many members of Congress think so little of gays and [Read More…]

Secular Student Alliance Hosts Leadership Summit in SC

The Secular Student Alliance along with the Pastafarians at the University of South Carolina are hosting a Leadership Summit on November 12th-14th in Columbia, SC. It’s a chance for students to network, learn how to manage a group, and hear some fantastic talks. The keynote is Kevin Roose, who wrote one of my favorite books [Read More…]

What Would Atheists Do?

Over the weekend, I went to Boston (Thanks, Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard!) and helped lead discussions on various scenarios atheists have to deal with from time to time and what the best response ought to be from our end. We split up into three groups (about 15-20 people each), each of which had a moderator [Read More…]

Earth: The Book Available Today!

Today marks the releases of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race. Over the summer, I had a chance to interview one of the head writers of the book, David Javerbaum. We talked about what goes on behind the scenes at The Daily Show, the [Read More…]