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December 07, 2018
The Fountainhead: Eminent Domain
An easily abused power, but there are times when it's an essential tool in the...
December 03, 2018
The Catholic Church’s Nightmare Is Going to Get Worse
With multiple state and federal probes underway, the revelations soon to come may be even...
November 19, 2018
Richard Carrier Loses His Lawsuit
Almost a year ago, in "#MeToo and the Atheist Community", I wrote about creepy atheist...
August 27, 2018
Dystopia Journal #20: A Criminal President
I'm not expecting much to come of this, but I have to admit it brought...
May 04, 2018
The Fountainhead: A Fool for a Client
Howard Roark shrugs in his own defense.
February 14, 2018
Satan Strikes A Blow for Choice
The Satanic Temple has done it again, turning one of the religious right’s best weapons...
October 25, 2017
Letter-Writing Wednesday: Stop Rapist Cops
[I sent a copy of this letter to the governor and my state legislators.] Dear...
September 29, 2017
The Fountainhead: Americans with Disabilities
A house that my elderly family members can get around in? Who cares about that?
September 18, 2017
Can the Courts Make You Pretend To Be Religious?
As much as we might depend on the courts to enforce our rights, those courts...
July 26, 2017
Letter-Writing Wednesday: The Anti-Anti-Boycott Act
[I sent a copy of this letter to all my congressional representatives.] Dear Senator/Representative: As...
July 21, 2017
The Fountainhead: Work for Hire
Rand skips over what could've been a genuine and realistic obstacle for her hero to...
July 03, 2017
Weekend Coffee: July 2
I'm going on vacation for the July 4 holiday, so I'm planning to run some...
June 12, 2017
FGM: An American Problem
It's happening right here in America, in communities of successful and highly educated people.
January 18, 2017
Letter-Writing Wednesday: Andrew Cuomo’s Bad Faith
Dear Governor Cuomo: As a New York State resident and a Democrat, I was dismayed...
October 12, 2016
When Should a President Prosecute Their Predecessor?
It sets a dangerous precedent, but sometimes it's necessary.
October 03, 2016
Roy Moore’s Final Act
The most likely outcome is that he'll dwindle into a historical footnote, just as he...
September 03, 2016
Weekend Coffee: September 3
• Michele Bachmann says Christian conservatives will never win another election if Hillary Clinton wins...
July 13, 2016
The Injustices of the American Justice System
This is what happens when 'tough-on-crime' voters demand a carceral state but don't want to...
June 29, 2016
The Supreme Court Un-TRAPs Abortion Rights
An unaccustomed fresh breeze is blowing from the direction of the Supreme Court.
June 19, 2016
Weekend Coffee: June 19
Links and miscellany: Cool Pope hates your marriage; the surprising connection between vaccine injuries and...
May 30, 2016
How Billionaire Lawfare Threatens Free Speech
I didn't have a strong opinion on Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting...
March 28, 2016
Theocratic Fraud in Ultra-Orthodox Judaism
Religious sects and cults that conceive of themselves as serving a higher, sacred purpose will,...
March 01, 2016
The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling, Part II
There's more good news in the saga of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of...
September 09, 2015
Kim Davis’ Multiple Marriages Are Fair Game
Although the vast majority of American local officials are issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples,...
August 05, 2015
New on the Guardian: The Bright Side of Discrimination
My latest column on the Guardian is up: "There's a silver lining in the religious...
July 29, 2015
There’s No Religious Freedom to Refuse Service
Last week in Washington state, another special religious privilege bit the dust. The Ninth Circuit...
June 29, 2015
Obamacare’s Victory Is a Defeat For Fundamentalism
You know it's been a big week when the Supreme Court once again upholding Obamacare...
June 27, 2015
With Liberty and Justice For All
June 26, 2015 will be remembered as the day love won out in the United...
April 29, 2015
#BlackLivesMatter in Baltimore
It's only been a few short weeks since the agony of Ferguson and the Black...
March 23, 2015
The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling
Eight years ago, a particularly nasty cult leader named Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life...
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