Sally Kohn writes in support of the Affordable Care Act on Fox News.

Things are getting serious for the Tea Party when Fox News posts articles in support of Obamacare.  Sally Kohn writes about her experience signing up for the ACA: This option will cost my family $931 per month — $408 per year less than my previous crappy plan and a $5,000 savings in deductibles. A big [Read More...]

Mayor of Newark brands god’s will as an unworthy reason to stop gay marriage.

Cory Booker is the mayor of Newark and he’s totally down with equality for the LGBT folk.  So much so that he presided over New Jersey’s first gay wedding.  But, wouldn’t you know it, some Christian who thinks the private lives of others is his business decided to interrupt by screaming “this is unlawful in [Read More...]

New comment policy.

Behold!  There is a new tab atop my blog shining like a beacon of dread to all those who would dare to submit their opinions.  Click on that tab to see my new comment policy.  It is short, simple, to the point, and denies any shitty people the outlet of rules-lawyering in order to prolong [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: riding dirty.

I’m back in the world of the living!  It was a great time in Charleston.  I’m on the ground for today and tomorrow and then Thursday I’m off to Minnesota to give the mental illness talk. Gonna be sort of a light day today.  I’m exhausted (and have three days worth of news to catch [Read More...]

Update from the road: I found some zombies.

Went to a corn maze/hay ride hangout with some local atheists last night here in Charleston.  I found some zombies. I went for breakfast this morning and someone took the elevator from the 1st floor to the 2nd, and then from the 4th floor to the 5th.  American exceptionalism on full display. My talk is [Read More...]

The joys of travel.

Today I’m’ off to Charleston, SC to give a talk tomorrow on reason as a moral obligation.  I just went through security and the lady in front of me got pinged for a random screening.  She threw an enormous fit arguing that she shouldn’t have to submit to a random screening because she’s traveling first [Read More...]

Why I’m out the rest of the day.

Michaelyn got done with school early, so I had to scramble, but this is what greeted her when she arrived home: She really likes owls and oreoes, so she got an owl mug (she assures me that drinking hot coco is better if it’s in an owl mug, which she now has), an owl balloon, [Read More...]

American Atheist billboards rejected with an obvious lie.

I wish I had more time to delve into this.  But here’s the story: American Atheists wants to put up billboards in Salt Lake City to announce its annual conference next year. They were shot down with the following excuse: In a statement to The Salt Lake Tribune, YESCO wrote: “We believe that our medium [Read More...]

Snippets post shut-down: McCain says Louie Gomert has no intelligence. Michele Bachmann says the GOP are the adults.

I have a love/hate relationship with John McCain.  But lately, there’s been a lot of love. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Highlights include: In an interview with NBC News’ Brian Williams, McCain said some House members’ determination to repeal or defund President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act during [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: cat wants to go on vacation too!

He suspects a vacation is about to happen and he has a plan: Posts will be short and sweet again today.  Michaelyn’s birthday is this weekend, but I’ll be on the road in South Carolina.  :(  That means today is a couple day. [Read more...]

See you all tomorrow!

I’m headed to the airport soon.  The blog will be back in full swing tomorrow, then Saturday I fly out for Charleston, South Carolina to give a talk.  More info tomorrow after I sleep.  Love to all of you! [Read more...]

Shutdown ends. GOP rightly gets nothing for their tantrum.

All day yesterday while I was touring the Champaign-Urbana campus (which is lovely!) I was partly in agony because my smartphone (and everybody else’s smartphones) was telling me that the shutdown was over and the GOP walked away with nothing to show for their stunt except for plummeting approval numbers – and I couldn’t write [Read More...]

Help Skepticon raise the rest of the money it needs!

From the mouth (well, typing fingers) of conference organizing all-star Lauren Lane: Dear Internet, Each year, we work tirelessly to ensure that Skepticon remains a conference that is absolutely FREE to attend. Keeping Skepticon as accessible as possible has always been of the utmost importance to us, but we can’t do that without the support [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: cats stealing dogs’ beds.

The talk last night went well.  Good turnout and a fun audience (for the first time someone used the safe word).  Man, those students at ISSA know how to show a feller a good time.  Last night there was Smash Brothers on the N64 and musical theater duets.  All in all it was a wonderful [Read More...]