April 8, 2020

Those of us living in the midst of this great pandemic have a responsibility to memorialize it. Read more

April 6, 2020

By James A. Haught This is the eighth 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. Popular history avoids mentioning that Jefferson, the chief creator of American democracy, was a skeptic who wrote many attacks on the clergy, and who was denounced as a “howling atheist,” a “hardened infidel,” and an “enemy of religion.” Jefferson was born into the Anglican… Read more

April 5, 2020

Rae encounters the lost souls of New York City’s reclamation zones. Read more

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

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