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Compassion as an act of evil; sex as an act of violence.
Unfortunately, this should come as no surprise. The Senate did take up immigration, and the Democrats went further than I would have wanted, even offering money for Trump’s ludicrous border wall in exchange for legal status for the Dreamers. But that compromise failed because the White House also demanded huge cuts in legal immigration as […]
[I’m away on a mini-vacation for Presidents’ Day weekend. Regular posting will resume later this week. In the meantime, please enjoy this classic post from July 2012. —Adam] When it comes to debating the merits of religion, we atheists have an unfair advantage. Lately, almost every day when I go to work, there are Jehovah’s […]
Rand's men don't have to understand what makes people tick, but her women do.
The Satanic Temple has done it again, turning one of the religious right’s best weapons against them.
This seems like a small, symbolic protest, but sometimes that's just what it takes to undermine an authoritarian regime.
It’s been a while since we heard from First Aid Kit, but they’re back with a new album, Ruins. For two sisters from Sweden, they seem to have a real affection for American folk and country styles. Some of these songs will make you intensely sad, but in the good way:
This scene only makes sense if Rand views sex not as a gesture of love or tenderness, but an act of contempt and sadism.
To promote my new book, Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City, my co-author Andrew Murtagh and I are traveling across North America this spring and summer to put on some public events. If you live near one of them, come out and see us! First: Andrew and I will be appearing […]
Freedom is costly, but it's getting harder and harder for the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community to shut the world out.
All of Rand's characters can be categorized based on physical appearance, and one of her villains figures this out.
The generation after the Millennials will be the first to grow up in a world where Christianity wasn't the dominant cultural power.
The real villain of this story is the Mormon church, which indoctrinates people with the false and harmful idea that every person should fit into the same mold.
Roark and Dominique's relationship is violent, in every sense of the word.
[I sent a copy of this letter to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.] Dear Senator: I’m writing to thank you for holding the line on the government shutdown. This was an object lesson in how progressives can win: by having the courage to resist a deeply unpopular president and a congressional majority whose agenda is despised […]
In a chaotic universe, kindness is the only lighthouse we have.
• Obligatory self-promotion: My new book Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City, an atheist/Christian dialogue written together with Andrew Murtagh, is now available on Amazon Kindle. Check it out! We’re also planning a book tour with speaking events to be announced soon, so stay tuned. • If you’re an atheist who […]
The Fountainhead, part 2, chapter 6 This chapter begins with a brief description of Roger Enright, the oil baron whose commission rescued Roark from the granite quarry: Roger Enright had started life as a coal miner in Pennsylvania. On his way to the millions he now owned, no one had ever helped him. “That,” he […]
A modern-day defense of a long-ago outrage illustrates the Catholic church's drift toward illiberalism.
A year has passed, and we’re still here. As hard as it is to believe at times, the country is surviving. Although the Republicans have passed some awful legislation, stolen a Supreme Court seat and pulled out of the Paris treaty, we haven’t, say, started a nuclear war with North Korea, built death camps for […]