April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is going to be catastrophic for Republican states with stretched-thin safety nets. Read more

March 30, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the seventh 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. Ethan Allen, a reckless hero of the American Revolution, was just as reckless in attacking Christianity, which he called “superstition” in an unruly book. A New England resident, Allen actually rebelled before the Revolution. A 1770 dispute over land grants threatened settlers with loss… Read more

March 27, 2020

New York’s subways begin to shut down, and Rae faces a harrowing choice. Read more

March 25, 2020

The sects that refuse to acknowledge any rules but their own, or that worship Donald Trump and swallow his propaganda about the virus not being a threat, are prolonging and worsening the pandemic. Read more

March 23, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the sixth 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. In the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt wrote that Thomas Paine (1737-1809) – the fiery voice of the American Revolution – was a “filthy little atheist.” Many others throughout American history have shared this evaluation. Actually, Paine was a Deist, who felt he could… Read more

March 20, 2020

Climate change and resource depletion take their toll on an already reeling United States. Read more

March 18, 2020

We can’t stop this virus now, but we can slow it down enough to make a difference for the most vulnerable. Read more

March 16, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the fifth 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. None of America’s radical founders were traditional Christians. Most were Deists (somewhat forerunners of science-minded Unitarians) who speculated that a Creator had formed the universe and nature, but had nothing to do with churches or Jesus. One was John Adams (1735-1826), who was sent… Read more

March 13, 2020

With regulation and oversight abolished, food-adulteration scandals swamp New York. Read more

March 11, 2020

The U.S. healthcare system as it exists now serves no one. Read more

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