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Congress Reauthorizes Program That Provides Federal Funds For Schools That Discriminate On The Basis Of Religion

Republicans claim to object to abuse of Big Government power. Nonetheless, all but 8 of them voted in favor of this bill to allow religious groups to run roughshod over students’ First Amendment rights. […]

Is Violence on the Rise or Fall in the United States? The Answer Depends on How Much You Squint.

Last week, a comment left here by Ella reacted to Peregrin Wood’s characterization of Radical Islamic Instant Internet Brainwashing Hypnowave stories as an unfounded social panic. Ella claimed that it is right to be afraid, since here in the United States we have become so much more violent over the years:

“Violence, for whatever reason, […]

Washington D.C. Special Interest Group Sends $15,000 Worth Of Robots From Texas To Campaign For Ronald DeSantis For Senate In Florida

Is combining robotic telephone calls, nepotism, and out-of-state interference in an election what passes for political activism these days? […]

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. […]

Fake Voter Rally In Michigan Shows How US Elections Have Gone All Kinds Of Wrong

In September last year, a voter rally was held in Michigan, a grassroots demonstration that people in that state supported the Republican campaign of Terri Lynn Land enough to go to the trouble of putting together a well-orchestrated event. Today, we’re learning that, although the event was well-orchestrated, it wasn’t at all what it appeared […]

If The United States Is A Christian Nation…

Then how come the monumental buildings of our government are constructed in the form of ancient pagan temples, rather than Christian cathedrals?

Transcript: Speech of David Segal at the October 26 Stop Watching Us Rally in Washington DC

The following is my transcription of a speech given by David Segal of Demand Progress at the Stop Watching Us demonstration held in Washington DC on October 26 2013 in opposition to massive government surveillance.

We all know why we’re here today. We’re here because 4 months ago, Americans and the rest of the world […]

International Spy Museum Fails The Test On NSA SPying

The International Spy Museum has demonstrated that it’s not willing to provide an honest representation of the profession of spying. I suppose, given the museum’s enthusiasm for lies, that we should not have expected better. […]

Protest To Raise Restaurant Minimum Wage of 2.13 In DC Today

On a protest to raise the $2.13 minimum wage in restaurants and on efforts to oppose the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. […]

National Occupation of Washington D.C. Keeps Occupied

If the organizers of the National Occupation of Washington D.C. are doing nothing but holding workshops from now on, there won’t be anything to build a narrative around. If there is more activity, such as actual protests, then the National Occupation of Washington D.C. needs to start by making that information available. […]

Why Bother Holding A Reason Rally?

It’s easy to forget that there are many places in America where it’s still extremely difficult for a person to publicly acknowledge that they don’t have any religious identity. Until such places are the exception, rather than the rule, it will be sadly reasonable to attend events like the Reason Rally. […]