Parenting Survey Request!

Wendy Thomas Russell is the author of a book on offering nonreligious parents advice on talking to their children about God. I recently received this email from her: I am in the midst of writing a book about how science (specifically neuroscience) is helping to inform how we ought to be parenting (if only we'd listen!). I know you and I have very similar thoughts when it comes to child-rearing, and I believe much of the advice in the new book will very much appeal to your sensibilities and phil … [Read more...]


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Not Your Founding Fathers’ Electoral College

Today, the electoral college has become a subject of much discussion. And it's not surprising---for the first time in history, a presidential candidate has won the popular vote by nearly two million votes and yet lost the electoral college. We've had presidential candidates win the popular vote but lose the electoral college before, but never so dramatically. Conservatives have rushed to defend the electoral college---perhaps not surprising, given that their candidate won. Progressives, for … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 96: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Fake News, DIY Abortions, and Illegal Immigration

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study, in New York Times---"Eric Tucker, a 35-year-old co-founder of a marketing company in Austin, Tex., had just about 40 Twitter followers.""Please, I Am Out of Options": Inside the Murky World of DIY Abortions, on the Guardian---"Martina rea … [Read more...]


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Anonymous Tip: Weddings, Weddings, Everywhere

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 433-439At 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning, Professor French calls the Court Clerk to find out if the case was granted cert, given that it was on schedule for discussion the previous Friday. He finds out that it was indeed granted cert. It's only just after 7:00 a.m. in Spokane, but Professor French calls Peter Barron's office's answering service and convinces them it's an emergency so that they'll put him through to Peter's home phone. … [Read more...]


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My Evangelical Upbringing Had Ties to White Nationalism

Last week, NPR interviewed Richard Spencer, a "white nationalist" who wants to see the creation of a white ethno state. People were shocked at this interview---so shocked NPR had to explain why they aired it: Some of you have asked why we would air the views of someone who wants to create a “white ethno-state.” The short answer is that Donald Trump drew some of his support from people with such views. We want listeners to understand what the alt-right, and people such as Richard Spencer, beli … [Read more...]


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Thanksgiving Recipe Open Thread!

Hey everyone! I've done this before and it has always been well received. Thanksgiving is upon us. What are you cooking? What recipes do you have to share? Enjoy! … [Read more...]


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