Dawkins Foundation and Secular Coalition Join Forces

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and the Secular Coalition for America (SCA) have joined forces to promote science, reason, and a secular government. According to a SCA press release, the two organizations each bring something very important to the table: “the Secular Coalition’s strong nonprofit and strategic planning experience, and the Dawkins [Read More...]

Tennessee Tea Party groups: nation can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship.

Lamar Alexander is a Republican Senator representing Tennessee.  Recently he helped Congress to overcome the inertia on the federal student loans bill.  This did not sit well with the Tea Party folk who published an open letter to Alexander threatening him with a challenge in his next election if he doesn’t retire. As you are [Read More...]

North Carolina voters hate the government they elected.

When the Tea Party came to power in many local and state governments in 2010, many GOP voters were elated – which included most of the people in North Carolina.  But then something unexpected happened – the GOP candidates they elected started doing shitty things and now the denizens of North Carolina are very put [Read More...]

State Senator in Tennessee protecting “Merry Christmas” from…nothing.

Stacey Campfield (Republican, surprise, surprise!) has identified a problem: people can’t say Merry Christmas or have a Christmas tree in public schools without a lawsuit being filed, and he’s going to do something about it. Inspired by Texas legislation, state Sen. Stacey Campfieldhas introduced a “Merry Christmas bill” for Tennessee that he says will assure [Read More...]

Congressman opposes anti-global warming measures because…god.

Jeff Miller is a Congressman in Florida (I’ll leave you to guess his party affiliation) who opposes environmental regulations.  Why?  Because he believes god is in control. During a “Coffee with the Congressman” event on Tuesday, some of Miller’s constituents confronted him about his position on environmental policy. They said there was a large consensus [Read More...]

Heritage Foundation’s push poll drastically backfires.

Definition of a push poll: A push poll is an interactive marketing technique, most commonly employed during political campaigning, in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of respondents under the guise of conducting a poll. An example would be if I were to randomly call a bunch of people [Read More...]

Should we lift the ban on churches endorsing political candidates?

I just read an article about a report from the office of Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican from the state of Iowa.  Even though most Americans favor the prohibition against churches being able to endorse political candidates (a fact that surprised me), he wants the ban lifted. I’m a little torn on this.  Let me [Read More...]

USA Today opposes religious exemptions to healthcare laws.

The USA Today editorial board has come out against allowing religious exemptions to healthcare laws.  I’m always torn when someone says something better than me.  On the one hand I’m elated to get to experience their expertise…on the other, I want to kick myself for not thinking of it first.  This is one of those [Read More...]

Rick Santorum: the term “middle class” is Marxist.

Oh Rick Santorum.  Here he is telling a room of people how the term “middle class” is Marxism talk. What Santorum apparently fails to realize is that the term “middle class” is a term used to describe people with a certain amount of money, not to describe a caste to which a person is assigned [Read More...]

Stephanie Banister should come to the United States, the Tea Party would love her.

Stephanie Banister s a political candidate in Australia whose goal in life seems to be making Sarah Palin look like a virtuoso of world knowledge by comparison.  It’s a challenge, but Banister seems up for it.  Did you know that Islam is a country and that Judaism is a religion centered on Jesus Christ? I [Read More...]