After Wasting $60 Million, the Iraqi Prime Minister Has Finally Banned Fake Bomb Detectors

Of all the ways money has been wasted by Iraqi security forces, one of the most frustrating has been the purchase of 1,500 divining rods — costing “$16,500 to $60,000 each” — which were supposed to detect bombs. Unfortunately, they worked just as well as if you held your phone over the ground to “sense” if there was gold buried underneath. They were finally banned by the Iraqi Prime Minister this week.

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Fox News Host Defends Atheists in Discussion of DNC Email Controversy

For days, we’ve been dealing with the aftermath of the Democratic National Committee’s email scandal, in which a top-level official suggested a way to out Bernie Sanders as an atheist in order to help Hillary Clinton beat him in two primaries where the Southern Baptist turnout was particularly large.

On yesterday’s episode of The Five on Fox News Channel, co-host Greg Gutfeld offered perhaps the best response yet to the controversy, at least when it comes to the use of the A word. (That’s right. I used “Fox News Channel” and “best” in the same sentence. On purpose.)

Gutfeld rightly pointed out that it made no sense to use the word “atheist” to slander someone, even a political candidate, since atheists aren’t the problem in this world.

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Sen. Cory Booker in DNC Speech: People of “Any Religion or None At All” Deserve Equal Rights, Too

The first night of the Democratic National Convention was filled with memorable speeches from Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders, but I have to call special attention to Sen. Cory Booker, who gave one hell of a fiery address and didn’t shy away from including non-religious Americans:

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Ken Ham Praises Child Who Can Recite Useless Anti-Evolution Song Lyrics

In my years as a math teacher, nothing made my colleagues more upset than students who used memory tricks to get through a test. Remember “FOIL” in algebra class? Infuriating. Because there’s a logic to math that kids need to see, and while a trick may help them pass a test, it’s the underlying logic they need to understand in order to work through more challenging problems. Anyway, that’s what came to mind when I saw Ken Ham post a short video of a 9-year-old child reciting this anti-evolution saying:

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Seth Meyers Takes a Closer Look at the DNC Email Leak

On his show the other night, Seth Meyers talked about the Democratic National Committee’s email leaks, which showed among other things that some DNC staffers were discussing ways to out Bernie Sanders as an atheist in order to hurt him in certain primaries:

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