Bernie Has Already Won His Revolution

With the votes all counted from the “Ides of March,” it’s clear that Bernie Sanders’ hopes for the Democratic Presidential nomination are all but dashed. Few commentators now believe he has more than a slim chance of victory, and the Democratic nominee for President is now overwhelmingly likely to be Hillary Clinton. Most Sanders supporters I know [Read More…]

Trump IS Evangelical Christianity

A Peter Wehner Opinion Piece in the New York Times today laments the ascension of Donald Trump as the anointed candidate of American Evangelicals, expressing amazement that Trump “won a plurality of evangelical votes in each of the last three Republican contests” and has gained the endorsement of prominent evangelical leaders. “If this embrace strikes you [Read More…]

Don’t Put an Atheist on the Supreme Court

Physicist Lawrence Krauss argues in his latest for The New Yorker that Antonin Scalia’s replacement should be a “declared atheist”. He offers in support of this suggestion three main points: that an increasingly large proportion of Americans are nonreligious, and that an atheist Justice would represent this minority in government; that an atheist justice would “from a [Read More…]

Boy Scouts of America: Still Bigoted

I was a Boy Scout for about two seconds. I liked the toggle and felt there was something swishy about the pseudo-military uniforms, which oscillate wildly between butch and high camp depending on the wearer and the situation. I also liked our school Scout Leader, who was a charming man who always dressed impeccably and [Read More…]

Death Is Not the Answer

I remember the Boston Marathon Bombings. I remember hearing of the attack on the radio, and wondering if my friends running and watching the marathon were alright. I remember being locked down in my apartment as news of the unfolding manhunt trickled in: an MIT policeman killed, a shootout in Watertown, the dramatic discovery of [Read More…]

Humanism at Yale Week!

The Yale Humanist Community – an exceptional group of Humanists led by Humanist interfaith activist Chris Stedman – is hosting a fantastic panoply of events in the second week of April – Humanism at Yale Week. From discussion panels to service projects, the week promises a wide-ranging exploration of what it means to be a Humanist [Read More…]

Bartlet vs. Underwood

Who’d you vote for for President: Jed Bartlet of The West Wing, or Frank Underwood of House of Cards? I’ve been watching House of Cards, catching up on Season 2 before binging on the newly-released Season 3. It’s taut, tense drama with some incredible performances. There are delicious moments of skulduggery and intrigue. Each time Kevin Spacey looks [Read More…]