This Is Why We Celebrate Banned Books Week

This is librarian James Klise‘s take on why he loves celebrating Banned Books Week: I support any person’s right to read anything he or she chooses. In my own library each year, we celebrate Banned Books Week with a showy shelf display and signs encouraging students to check out a “banned book.” In doing so, [Read More...]

Why Isn’t Anybody Else Offended?

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Pennsylvania State Representative Under Fire for Refusing to Say Pledge of Allegiance

Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) is getting a lot of flak tonight for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance during a House Committee meeting earlier today: The drama unfolded at what was billed as a non-controversial House State Government Committee meeting Wednesday morning. Republican Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) asked Josephs to lead the [Read More...]

How She Grew Out of Her ‘Purity Ring’ Phase

Libby Anne wrote a whatever-the-opposite-of-a-love-letter-is to her purity ring: … Even when I left for college I kept you on my finger, broadcasting my purity to the world. You set me apart as different, special, pure. When I started dating my first boyfriend he told me that he didn’t care whether I was “pure” or [Read More...]

The History of Atheism: A Lecture

Peter Boghossian, a philosophy professor at Portland State University, recently invited Steve Goldman (also a philosophy professor) to give a lecture on the History of Atheism. That lecture was recorded and begins at the 8:00 mark in the video below: As always, if any portions stand out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary [Read More...]


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