Intelligent Design Supporter Bobby Jindal is Not Running for President in 2012

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was on the short-list to be John McCain’s vice-presidential choice (you know, before McCain made a far more amusing selection). Now, Jindal’s seen as a potential Republican nominee for president in 2012. This is a problem. As I wrote before, why would I not support Jindal? He voted against expanding research [Read More...]

If Atheists Can’t Get Elected, Can We Get Appointed?

You’ve already heard that Illinois’ Governor Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges — essentially, he was attempting to sell Barack Obama‘s vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. At the moment, though, he still gets to pick Obama’s successor. (Perhaps in the near future, Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn will be making that call.) [Read More...]

Supporting Free Speech, an Afterword

by Richard Wade I am gratified by the thoughtful comments to my post Do You Really Support Freedom of Speech? Some of the comments have been so thoughtful that they have attributed all sorts of extra thoughts and meanings to me that are simply not there, so I’ll attempt to clear up some people’s misconceptions [Read More...]

Do You Really Support Freedom of Speech?

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” (Attributed to, but not actually said by Voltaire) Richard Wade here. With all the recent controversy over billboards, I thought it might be a good time to reflect on our own attitudes toward freedom of speech. This [Read More...]

Elizabeth Dole’s Godless Ad Backfired

Democratic pollster John Anzalone says that Elizabeth Dole‘s “Godless” ad against North Carolina Senate seat opponent Kay Hagan “doomed Dole’s chances to keep the race close.” Hagan’s numbers “skyrocketed” after the ad was aired. “It would have been a much closer race [if she didn’t air the Godless ad]. Kay would have won by 3-4 [Read More...]