Susan Jacoby Resurrects the Legacy of Robert Ingersoll

In the cover story for the latest American Scholar, Susan Jacoby pens a truly enlightening look back at the impact of “the Great Agnostic” Robert Green Ingersoll, leading light of what she calls “the golden age of freethought.” [Read more...]

Fare Thee Well, Spiritual Warrior Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint, heralded for a time by political pundits as the most powerful member of the U.S. Senate, shocked even his own staff yesterday when he announced that he’ll relinquish his seat next month to become president of the Heritage Foundation, the preeminent Washington, D.C. think tank for social conservatives. There are a few things worth unpacking about this development. [Read more...]

Mexican Court Says Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

In a lawsuit filed by three same-sex couples against the state of Oaxaca, Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously agreed that a state law stating that “one of the purposes of marriage is the perpetuation of the species” is unconstitutional. [Read more...]

Indiana State Senator Pushes Badly-Misnamed ‘Truth in Education’ Bill

The battle to march the education of American children toward the 19th century continues. In Indiana, state senator Dennis Kruse is going to push what he is dubbing a “truth in education” bill. [Read more...]

Someone Must Have Told Senator Marco Rubio About the Age of the Earth

Marco Rubio tried to play the part of a Creationist earlier this month when he told GQ magazine that the age of the Earth was in doubt: [Read more...]


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