Put A Jesus On It!

One of the fun things you get to do when you have an English degree is move back in with your parents. For me, that meant moving back to the middle of nowhere. Everyone here is very religious and my town is mostly composed of old conservatives, since everyone under 30 tries to get out. [Read More...]

New study ranks right wing extremists as greatest terrorist threat to America.

A new study for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START) performed by the University of Maryland at the behest of the Department of Homeland Security has concluded that the greatest terrorist threat to America isn’t radical Muslims – it’s right wing radical groups right here in the United [Read More...]

Long time Catholic blogger at Patheos closes up shop as beliefs change.

Max Lindenman has been around Patheos for quite some time.  He’s one of their most tenured bloggers and has been with the Catholic portal since he began.  In a recent post though, he’s decided to strike the tent.  He wrote his final post to explain why: I’m not enough of a Catholic to blog about [Read More...]

REMINDER: If you’re going to Apostacon you can help me get there just by buying your tickets!

Hey all.  I’ll be doing a workshop at Apostacon this year (probably over how to not suck at debating).  The way they cover people doing workshops is interesting: I get a special link and if people buy their tickets through that link, I get points.  If 20 people buy their tickets through my link, I [Read More...]

Matt Dillahunty making videos on Patreon.

It’s not a secret that I think Matt Dillahunty is one of the best debaters and ambassadors for atheism.  If there’s anybody in the entire world who should be making money to be a vocal atheist, I very well might pick him.  That’s why I passionately encourage you to swing by his new Patreon page.  [Read More...]

Happy birthday to one of the greatest activists you might not have heard of.

Today is the birthday of Lauren Lane, co-creator and current organizer of the Skepticon conference.  I’ve often said that some of the best, most efficient activists for our side are ones you seldom hear of: like Lyz Liddell, the force of nature that is the heart of the SSA or Amanda Knief with American Atheists.  [Read More...]

John Oliver breaks down why America’s prison system sucks.

I love John Oliver’s new show for its innovation and brilliance…but damn if it ain’t depressing. [Read more...]

Anti-Obamacare ads may have increased enrollment.

This makes me so, so happy. The millions of dollars being spent in televisions ads that criticize Obamacare might have actually backfired and led to increased enrollment under the health care reform law, according to a study published Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. Brookings fellow Niam Yaraghi observed “a positive association between the anti-ACA spending [Read More...]

Matt Barber on abortion pills.

Once again enduring my special twitter list produces blog fodder.  Joy.  This little bit of double-standard comes from Matt Barber. First: if abortions were available in pill form, the actual procedure wouldn’t even exist.  According to all known medical science (as well as an amicus brief filed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [Read More...]

GOP candidate who supports abstinence-only learns it doesn’t work the hard way.

Meet Bill Cassidy: Cassidy is a state Congressmen from Louisiana and is the leading contender challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu.  In 2013 he co-sponsored the Abstinence-Only Reallocation Act which would award school’s state money for abstinence-only education programs.  He has also consistently railed against the ACA’s contraceptive mandate.  So it will come as no [Read More...]