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Mar 12 2014

There Is Also a Secular Argument For Infanticide

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American Atheists president David Silverman recently attended this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with the intention of reaching out to non-religious conservatives. CPAC, if you aren’t familiar with it, has featured such illustrious moments as: Michael Medved’s claim that “there’s never been a state in this country that has ever banned gay marriage, that’s …

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Jul 22 2013

Righteous ecofeminist takedown

Guest post by Heather McNamara In my Women’s literature class, all of the books we read had ecofeminist themes. Obviously I got an A. I know. I can’t help it. Even though the class is over, it got me thinking about ecofeminism. I read a few articles about it and the widest criticism I can …

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Jul 14 2013

Disorganized thoughts on the Zimmerman trial from a white person to whom you should not be listening.

Guest post by Heather McNamara I wish I had been surprised last night when the verdict came through Not Guilty, but I wasn’t. The last time I was surprised was 13 months ago, when I learned that not only had George Zimmerman not been arrested immediately, but he’d managed to raise hundreds of thousands of …

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Apr 12 2013

Looking Gosnell in the Eye

In early 2011, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was arrested on charges of murder related to his abortion services: one charge for the death of a woman who had sought an abortion at his Philadelphia clinic, and seven additional charges for the killings of infants that had been born alive. The grand jury report on Gosnell’s clinic …

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Dec 31 2012

2012: end-of-year review

2012 has been a pretty amazing year. Every year is interesting and full of stuff that happened, but this one was special in a lot of ways. Barack Obama was elected for the second time, we actually won in popular votes on marriage equality for the first time ever, and a bunch of people were …

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Nov 07 2012

A civil rights slaughter, stopped in its tracks

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It’s over. Finally. Now that the first sitting president to endorse marriage equality has been re-elected, after a campaign that was unbearably tense and exhausting, we can relax and stop spending all day worrying about how every little development will affect his chances of victory. It’s done. We did it. And that’s not all. In Florida, …

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Nov 06 2012

Come see our live election night coverage at 9 PM Eastern!

Just like pretty much everyone else, Heather and I have a lot of nervous tension to burn off about this whole election thing, so we’ll be holding a special live show on BlogTV at 9 PM Eastern time tonight, covering the presidential race and other important races and measures on the ballot this year. If …

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Oct 17 2012

Watch in amazement as people make things up out of thin air!

On Tuesday before the second presidential debate took place, Jimmy Kimmel’s crew asked people on the street what they thought of “last night’s debate” – a debate which did not take place. And they answered, in great detail:

Sep 27 2012

An especially pointless lie

Matt Barber of the homophobic right-wing Liberty Counsel recently tweeted a photo of a massive crowd gathered at a rally, which he described as “Media report support for Romney dwindling. Media lie”. In no time at all, blogger Jeremy Hooper found that this was not a gathering of Romney supporters, as Barber implied, but actually …

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Sep 23 2012

Why “religious freedom” arguments about gay marriage fail

This November, Minnesota will vote on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution. Reverend Mark Kuether of the Congregational United Church of Christ recently wrote an opinion piece for the Detroit Lakes Tribune, arguing that religious freedom requires legal recognition of gay marriage. Kuether says: This amendment would tell clergy who they …

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