August 3, 2020

Why didn’t God prevent the tragedy? Is he powerless to stop it? Or does he simply not care if multitudes die in misery? Read more

July 31, 2020

An excerpt from “The Vanquished Glory: The Decline and Fall of the American Empire in the 21st Century” Read more

July 29, 2020

If you’ve been reading my novel Commonwealth, you’ve seen that the protagonist, Rae Robinson, is a biracial woman. (This intentionally isn’t stated until several chapters in, in a line of dialogue where it comes up naturally, because I hate that cliche where the character sees themself in a mirror.) This was a choice I made when I started writing the novel in 2018, and it wasn’t just for the sake of wokeness. Commonwealth is a story of people struggling under… Read more

July 27, 2020

The 2020 election may reveal whether America’s white evangelical religious right finally is losing political power. Read more

July 24, 2020

At the edge of the ocean, at the end of the world, Rae discovers a place beyond all comprehension. Read more

July 22, 2020

The PPP bailout was a kind of safety net, and safety nets have to catch everyone to be effective. Read more

July 20, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the 22nd segment of a series on renowned skeptics throughout history. These profiles are drawn from 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People With the Courage to Doubt, Prometheus Books, 1996. If ever a hero fought a lonely struggle, scorned by the clergy and “respectable” society, and won final vindication, such a hero was Margaret Sanger, who brought birth control to America. She was jailed eight times, and lacked organized support, yet she never faltered… Read more

July 17, 2020

In desperation, Rae seeks Will Anton’s help – and makes an astounding discovery. Read more

July 15, 2020

America will emerge from this weaker, more humbled, our economy in ruins, our reputation in tatters; and for that, we can thank Trump and the Republicans. Read more

July 13, 2020

Just when a glimmer of hope emerges from Republican-dominated Washington, it’s followed by dismal setbacks. Read more

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