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Archived Since:October 26, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Thoughts on the Orlando Shooting

The NRA and right-wing Christianity are locked in a vampiric embrace.

Useless Money: A Humanist Sermon

Empty palaces, safe-deposit boxes in the sky and the futile quest for status.

Atlas Shrugged: Fix Fic

The film flinches from the cruelty of the book.

Have We Hit the Limits of Growth?

It's too soon to be pessimistic about the future.

The 2016 Reason Rally

A perfect illustration of the atheist community's one-step-forward, one-step-back pattern.

Weekend Coffee: June 4

I’m in Washington, D.C. this weekend. If you’re here for the Reason Rally, come find me! Meanwhile, here are some worthwhile long reads: • Since she’ll very likely be our next president, you ought to read this in-depth profile of Hillary Clinton, the candidate and the person. To understand why she is who she is, [Read More...]

Atlas Shrugged: Also Starring

Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Ron Paul aren't good enough for John Galt.

New on AlterNet: 10 Final Lessons from Atlas Shrugged

My latest column is now up on AlterNet, “Ayn Rand’s Demented Mind Is Best Understood by Her Idea of the ‘Happy Ending’ in Her Bestseller ‘Atlas Shrugged’“. This is the third and last of the “10 Lessons” posts I’ve been writing, one for each section of Atlas Shrugged, that sums up the moral principles taught [Read More...]

How Billionaire Lawfare Threatens Free Speech

I didn’t have a strong opinion on Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting his sex tape, until I found out that Peter Thiel was secretly funding it. (You may remember him as the billionaire libertarian who’s against democracy in general and women’s suffrage in particular.) Thiel has held a grudge against Gawker since [Read More...]

Atlas Shrugged: They Just Didn’t Care

Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who Is John Galt? After plucking her out of the burning wreckage of her crashed plane (an event that, like in the books, only causes minor bruising and slight sleepiness), bargain-basement Matthew McConaughey takes Dagny on a tour of the capitalists’ secret utopia. Remember, Galt’s Gulch is high in the alpine [Read More...]

A More Diverse Humanism Is a Stronger Humanism

Humanism is supposed to be a philosophy that appeals to and benefits all human beings.

Changing Minds Takes Empathy (and Civility)

You can't change someone's mind until you understand the reasons why they believe as they do.

Atlas Shrugged: The Nth Doctor

The all-new (again), all-different (again) cast of Atlas Shrugged.

Who Died and Made You King of Atheism?

We deserve better than yet another bunch of celebrity white guys declaring themselves our leaders.

How Catholic Hospitals Flout the Law

I’ve often written about the life-endangering refusal of Catholic hospitals to perform abortions, even when a pregnant woman is facing sepsis or hemorrhage and nothing can be done to save the fetus (see here, here and here). Now the ACLU in partnership with MergerWatch has released a new report, Health Care Denied, that reveals the [Read More...]

God’s Endorsement Isn’t Worth Much

Either he can't control the outcome of a primary or he delights in endorsing multiple candidates and watching them fight it out.

SF/F Saturday: The Top 100 Women Authors

My familiarity with the classics of sci-fi and fantasy is patchy, and I’ve been trying to make it more systematic. As part of that goal, I want to diversify my reading selections, and pay adequate attention to the excellent women and minority authors who are too often overlooked in favor of the white male authors [Read More...]

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