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The NRA and right-wing Christianity are locked in a vampiric embrace.
Empty palaces, safe-deposit boxes in the sky and the futile quest for status.
The film flinches from the cruelty of the book.
It's too soon to be pessimistic about the future.
A perfect illustration of the atheist community's one-step-forward, one-step-back pattern.
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...]
Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Ron Paul aren't good enough for John Galt.
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...]
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 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...]
Humanism is supposed to be a philosophy that appeals to and benefits all human beings.
You can't change someone's mind until you understand the reasons why they believe as they do.
The all-new (again), all-different (again) cast of Atlas Shrugged.
We deserve better than yet another bunch of celebrity white guys declaring themselves our leaders.
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...]
Show, don't tell.
Either he can't control the outcome of a primary or he delights in endorsing multiple candidates and watching them fight it out.
Don't panic, friends. We've got this one.
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...]
Ayn Rand's parting gifts of absurdity.