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The Supreme Court Has Silenced Us, Say Anti-Equality Bigots

Opponents of marriage equality are saying loudly that they have been silenced. […]

The Agenda Of Anthony Ciotti For President

Out in Southern California, Anthony Ciotti has begun his independent campaign for President of the United States.

Ciotti’s platform:

End the Fed. End Citizens United. End the Corporatocracy End Planned Obsolescence. End the For Profit model. End the Revolving Door of Politicians to High Level Exec’s and visa versa. Start Fixing what we have broken. […]

Theism, Even For Atheists, Courtesy of Anthropology

It seems as if what Ruy Llera Blanes and Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic want to study are theists who are experiencing some kind of struggle about their theism. That’s fine, of course, but they ought to label their project accurately, instead of pretending to study atheists. Let them call this issue of Social Analysis something like Struggles Within Religion: Conflicted Theist Identities. […]

Is An Anthropological Study of Atheists Possible?

From what I’ve seen of this special journal issue on the anthropology of atheists, I’m not seeing the ground for building any single agenda for ethnographically studying atheist cultures. […]

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. […]

Churches Using Facial Recognition Software To Control Their Members

Researchers from places like the American Religious Identification Survey and the Pew Center on Religion and Public life find that, as the years progress, more and more Americans are declaring themselves to belong to no particular religion, and to have no interest in going to church. In response, religious leaders scratch their heads as if […]

Big GOP-Led Cities Are Less Fit And More Slack On Average Than Other Big Cities

The American Fitness Index shows us two things: One, that there are big cities run by Republican mayors that have negative attributes, and two, that any time you hear a Republican running around talking about how Democratic mayors of big cities are to blame for America’s problems, you know they’re trying to pull a fast one on you. […]

Things Donald Trump Fans Say

“Does “The Donald” have a high opinion of himself, even to the point of sounding egotistical? You bet! As one of America’s most successful CEO’s he has earned that right.”

“Trump is our savior! He is like a God.”

“Donald Trump has $9 billion dollars. He never has to do desperate things. He has 9 […]

The Concrete Cost Of High Military Spending In 2016

Yesterday, by a vote of 278 in favor and 174 in opposition, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a huge spending package of 578.6 billion dollars for the military. The legislation, H.R. 2685, raises military spending above the level requested by the military itself.

578.6 billion dollars is such an immense amount of […]

House Democrats Fail To Block Amendment Banning License Plate Surveillance Cameras By Department of Transportation

Why are so many congressional Democrats consistently opposed to legislation that would protect Americans from unconstitutional search and seizure by automatic license plate readers, and why do most congressional Republicans support the legislation, when they have demonstrated such strong contempt for constitutional rights in other occasions? […]

No, There Is Not Poo On 60 Percent Of Toothbrushes

Coliform bacteria are all around us – even in the air and water. That’s what you get when you’re on a planet full of living things. […]