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Yesterday was International Blasphemy Rights Day

September 30 was International Blasphemy Rights Day, and I forgot to do a goddamned thing to celebrate it. Aw, hell, there’s always next year. The Center for Inquiry marked the day by presenting the winner of its Protect Dissent video contest: Blasphemy is just one

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Free Speech Joe Wilson Opposes Free Speech

In response to Rep. Joe Wilson‘s shout of “You Lie!” to President Barack Obama during his health care reform speech last night, right-wing Americans have come out of the woodwork to defend Wilson’s right to free speech: Pat: Actually, I applaud Joe! We still have

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Pitts: The Dastardly Opposition, Now that It Is Not Us

Leonard Pitts’ latest column: Last year, Barack Obama was elected president, the first American of African heritage ever to reach that office. If this was regarded as a new beginning by most Americans, it was regarded apocalyptically by others who promptly proceeded to lose both

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?