BREAKING: Bobby Jindal drops out of the presidential race.

Bobby Jindal is out of the race: Republican presidential candidate and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal suspended his bid for the presidency Tuesday night. “It’s been a great honor for me to run for President of the United States. To put it in perspective, my parents came to this country 45 years ago. They came here [Read More…]

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Donald Trump: as President he’d “strongly consider” shutting down US mosques in response to Paris attacks.

Yesterday Donald Trump said that to stop homegrown terrorism he’d consider closing down mosques here in the United States: Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would “strongly consider” shutting down mosques in the U.S. as part of the response to the terror attacks in Paris. “Well, I would hate to do it but it’s something [Read More…]

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On air Fox News’ Shep Smith criticizes governors denying Syrian refugees as un-American.

I don’t like Fox News’ anchor Shep Smith, but if there’s anything I’ve learned over the years it’s that people are complex and that even people I dislike can have good ideas (conversely, people I like can sometimes be wrong).  We shouldn’t deny credit where it’s due just because we don’t like someone. So Shep [Read More…]

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Texas mayor’s mouth writing checks to the FFRF the town is going to have to cash.

In Port Neches, TX there’s a huge cross in the Port Neches RiverFront Park (which is government property): That’s illegal, and obviously so.  So the Freedom From Religion Foundation did what they do: they sent the town a letter essentially saying, “Hey, what you’re doing is illegal.  The good news is you can stop doing it [Read More…]

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Thirteen states want to deny all aid to Syrian refugees.

Ok, first the bad news.  Several states are going out of their way to keep out Syrian refugees fleeing from the same terrorists they want to bomb: More than half a dozen state governors have come out against President Obama’s plans torelocate several thousand Syrian refugees within the United States. Some have pledged to actively [Read More…]

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Jeb Bush: Syrian refugees can’t come here! …unless they’re Christians.

Jeb Bush has some interesting positions on how to help the Syrian refugees: “As it relates to the refugees, I think we need to do thorough screen,” Bush told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “And take a limited number. But ultimately, the best way to deal with the refugee crisis is to create safe zones [Read More…]

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Certainties in life: death, taxes, and politicians trying to capitalize on tragedies.

We’re here at Skepticon (hence no content yesterday).  I actually spent part of the day monitoring the set of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that have left 128 people dead.  ISIS has claimed responsibility, though a French national is under suspicion for aiding them as well. Yeah, these motherfuckers are evil.  Few people who will [Read More…]

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Missouri Republican trying to stop a grad student from researching effects of the state’s anti-abortion law.

Missouri state Senator Kurt Schaefer is running for attorney general (and is chairman of the Missouri senate’s interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life…why is that a thing?).  So he’s making some moves that are sure to endear him to his voting base, the most recent of which is telling a graduate student at Mizzou that [Read More…]

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Ted Cruz: atheists are unfit to be President.

Ted Cruz (along with Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee) spoke at Kevin Swanson’s National Religious Liberties Conference last weekend.  One of the first things he said was that non-Christians aren’t fit to be President: No matter how brilliant, no matter how kind, if he doesn’t believe a guy rose from the dead 2,000 years ago then [Read More…]

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Ben Carson’s story about Yale test took place in a class that didn’t exist at the time.

It turns out that when you’re not running for President you can say whatever the hell you want and people will probably buy it. However, when you’re the front-runner for one of the two major parties it turns out people start wondering if what you say/said is true and will report on it if it [Read More…]

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