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Sanders, Clinton, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden

From the Democratic Presidential Debate, October 13 2015:

Bernie Sanders: I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.

Hillary Clinton: Well, let me just follow-up on that, Anderson, because when I think about capitalism, I think about all the […]

The Religious Test for S. 1598 and H.R. 2802

There are many right-wing Christian thinkers in America who support the Republican congressional bills S. 1598 and H.R. 2802, which would allow a government worker to use the power of his or her office to withhold services and legal rights from people, so long as the government worker proclaims that s/he “believes or acts in […]

What Happens If We Free Kim Davis Now?

How could we dare to question any of these actions? How could we dare to take away the “religious liberty” of any of these government officials? Who would we be to stand in the way of their religious practice, if we followed the definition of “religious liberty” proposed by Mike Huckabee? […]

Mike Huckabee Combines Stupidity With Bigotry In Reaction To Marriage Equality Decision

Mike Huckabee isn’t just on the wrong side of history. He lacks the basic intelligence to distinguish history from his small-minded fantasies of right wing Christian theocracy. […]

The Pros and Cons of Bobby Jindal for President

Yesterday, Bobby Jindal announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Would he make a good President of the United States?

Pros: – Jindal has impressive raw intelligence. He earned a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University. – In Congress, Jindal supported increased funding for AMTRAK. – Jindal voted against the […]

Ted Cruz Says Americans Are Free To Either Worship His God Or Worship His God

Ted Cruz believes that freedom of religion in the United States means freedom to worship his own god, but accuses Americans who want to be free from Christian prohibitions of waging jihad. […]

Rick Santorum 2016: The Pros And Cons

Retired U.S. Senator Rick Santorum has announced that he will be running for President in 2016. In 2012, Santorum was one of the Blip Of The Month Republicans, as GOP favor flittered around between him and Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, and Rick Perry before settling on the year’s biggest loser of all, Mitt Romney. Rick […]

What Justice Antonin Scalia Doesn’t Understand About Freedom Of Religion

This week, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, during a speech at Colorado Christian University, promoted the use of government powers to coerce Americans into religious belief and worship. Scalia lectured his audience that, “the main fight is to dissuade Americans from what the secularists are trying to persuade them to be true: that the separation […]

Men, Are Sex And Grilled Cheese Enough For You?

At first, when I saw this cover on a Cosmopolitan magazine on a corner newsstand, the first thing that popped into my mind was a question: what kind of ass do I deserve? I have never thought of myself as deserving a particular kind of ass. What, I wondered, is the moral basis for […]

Did the “Single Issue” Mayday PAC fund Canvassers on ObamaCare, Gun Rights and Global Warming?

A tip of the hat this morning to Miscellany Blue and DocDawg for breaking the news over the past week that Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday PAC had funnelled $103,000 to Stark 360, a political action committee (PAC) founded at the end of August 2014. This amount was a huge boon to Stark PAC, amounting to 94.5% […]

The Declaration On Freedom of Thought and Expression

The following items are the core items from the Declaration On Freedom of Thought and Expression approved by the World Humanist Congress at the beginning of this week.

Are these values universal? Should they be?

“The right to freedom of thought and belief is one and the same right for all. The human right articulated […]