May 27, 2020

Religious gatherings are especially well suited to spreading the disease, and religious groups are among the most likely to dig in their heels and argue against shutdowns. Read more

May 25, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the fifteenth 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. No other American had a career like that of the amazing Robert Ingersoll (1833-1899), the premier lecturer in an era when public speeches were a major form of mass entertainment and education. Called “the American Demosthenes” and “the Shakespeare of oratory,” he drew audiences… Read more

May 22, 2020

In the railroad tunnels beneath Manhattan, a catastrophe is about to unfold. Read more

May 20, 2020

White conservatives are willing to impoverish, sicken and kill themselves to prevent people of color from getting ahead. Read more

May 18, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the fourteenth 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. Many people who reject supernatural Christianity nonetheless embrace Christ’s message of compassion. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) carried this pattern to an extreme. He renounced organized religion and was excommunicated by the Russian Orthodox Church – yet he became almost a monk, living in service to… Read more

May 15, 2020

United States Morale Secretary Asha Remington, architect of the country’s transformation into ultra-capitalist dystopia, is on a mission to convert the world to her way of thinking. Read more

May 13, 2020

It’s very likely that the pandemic would have hit our shores no matter who was president, but there’s no reason the economic impact had to be this devastating. Read more

May 11, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the thirteenth 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. The struggle for women’s rights in America was launched largely by one brilliant, determined activist who waged the battle for a half-century. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was born in Johnstown, New York, and raised in a climate of religious severity. She was gifted, but… Read more

May 8, 2020

New York’s rebel anarchist underground comes to blows with the private armies of the ruling plutocrats. Read more

May 6, 2020

Gun nuts and white supremacists were eagerly anticipating a crisis, but they’re infuriated to discover that one has actually arrived that can’t be solved with bullets. Read more

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