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  • Piercing the Republican Epistemic Bubble

    I've written some overarching thoughts about last week's presidential election, but I wanted to dwell on one of its more fascinating aspects: the extent to which the Republican party was blindsided by the outcome....

  • Putting an End to Pulpit Politicking

    Now that the election is over, it's time for American freethinkers to turn our attention to some unfinished business. And here's one thing that should be at the top of the list. Churches in America receive a...

  • Open Thread: Four More Years!

    The 2012 election is officially over, and it was glorious. Barack Obama and the Democrats have delivered what one of our elder statesmen once referred to as "a thumping" to Romney and the Republicans. Here are...

  • Open Thread: Election Speculation

    Tomorrow is Election Day for all us Americans. And while I normally try to base my arguments on solid evidence, far be it from me to deny everyone the chance to speculate wildly about the future every few years....

  • Weekend Coffee: November 3

    • The big news, of course, is that the U.S. presidential election is on Tuesday. Take heart, progressives: although the media and the Republicans are straining mightily to pretend that the race is a dead heat, the...

  • Why You Should Be a Voter

    In my earlier post about whether to vote for third parties, there were some commenters who asserted that there's no good reason to vote at all. Since we're now right on the verge of Election Day, I thought it was...

  • The Ethic of Reciprocity

    My recent post "Building Justice" talked about how human beings have to work together if we want to build a just world to live in. I want to say some more about that, not least because this week, everyone on the...

  • Why I'm Not Voting Third-Party

    Last week, four third-party U.S. presidential candidates had a debate in Chicago. As is usual in American politics, third-party debates tend to be all over the map: a mixture of completely loony ideas and...

  • Open Thread: Weather Stories

    Well, once again, a major storm is heading toward the East Coast and New York is in the bullseye. (Climate change? What climate change?) Last year, it was all about Hurricane Irene, which ended up passing over...

  • The Pro-Rape-Pregnancy Republican Party

    This week, we witnessed another step in the Republican party's long drawn-out national suicide: "I've struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God," Mr....

  • Building Justice

    As you probably know by now, my friend Greta Christina was diagnosed with cancer last week, and she's having surgery today. In the grand scheme of things, it could have been much worse: she has health insurance,...

  • Book Review: The Swerve

    Summary: The compelling true story of the Renaissance humanists who rescued Greek and Roman philosophy from oblivion and wrenched the Western world out of the Dark Ages. After the collapse of the Roman empire,...

  • Weekend Coffee: October 21

    Some links from the last week: • As you may have heard, my good friend and awesome secular activist Greta Christina was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. It's fully treatable, but she needed some help to cover...

  • The Age of Mockery

    Although the initial riots and flare-ups of violence over the "Innocence of Muslims" video were over a month ago, the global battle over blasphemy laws is still raging. In London this week, thousands of Muslim...

  • On the Morality of: Privacy

    This week's all-consuming internet drama was sparked by the journalist Adrien Chen of Gawker, who published a piece exposing the real identity of "Violentacrez", one of the most infamous trolls of Reddit....

  • The Fiery Fountain

    My first book hasn't been out for long, but I'm thinking it's almost time to start writing the next one. I came back from my trip to the U.K. with a head full of ideas, and I want to start getting them down on the...

  • Open Thread: Weekend Delurk & Self-Promotion

    I'm putting up a post tomorrow about writing and the creative process, but on this crisp fall morning, I've been thinking more about the social aspect of the profession. Although this blog gets thousands of...

  • Winning the Culture War on Two Fronts

    The big news this week, as well it should be, was a new survey from Pew showing that America's religious "nones" continue their demographic ascent: The number of Americans who do not identify with any...

  • Dispatches from Future America: Income Tax Brackets Become Hereditary

    [Editor's Note: These mysterious messages seemingly always come in pairs, so after receiving the last one, I was expecting a counterpoint to arrive in my inbox soon. I wasn't disappointed, as you'll see. Like the...

  • What Cost Is Too High? On Justin Vacula and Secular Leadership

    Last spring, I wrote about the Secular Coalition for America's new executive director, Edwina Rogers, a Republican lobbyist whose selection raised more than a few eyebrows. While I had (and still have) my doubts...