Judge with Ties to Mike Huckabee Orders the Destruction of Josh Duggar’s Police Report

The whole Josh Duggar-as-a-child-molester story really blew up over the past few days because In Touch magazine obtained and released the 2006 police report detailing his crimes (along with the inadequate response by his parents).

That’s why it’s appalling to learn that, on Thursday (when the story went public), Judge Stacey Zimmerman (below) ordered the Springdale Police Department to destroy the original documents:

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why Science Has Become So Political

Another delightful installment of Esquire‘s video series Mysteries of the Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson asks Tyson, “Why has science become so political?”



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What Ireland’s Gay Marriage Victory Says About Catholic Influence in the Nation

In Ireland, where 84% of the people consider themselves Catholic, the nation has become the first in the world to vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage.

As much as you hate to see marriage equality subject to popular vote, the demographic trends appear to have finally caught up to the ballot box, at least in one country.



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U.S. Air Force Leader Preached Christianity at Prayer Event, So Why Hasn’t He Been Punished Yet?

On May 7, Air Force Major General Craig Olson spoke at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event in Washington, D.C. This would be fine as a private citizen, but he did it in uniform, violating his own branch’s regulations.



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Sam Harris’ Next Book, About Islam, Now Available for Pre-Order

If you’ve been following Sam Harris‘ new podcast or blog posts, you know he’s been working with Maajid Nawaz (a former self-described radical Muslim) on a book about Islam.

That book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue, is now available for pre-order:



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