Tag Archives: US

Fear and Prejudice on Trial

Go. Go now. Go now and watch “8”: A Play About the Fight for Marriage Equality – Jerry and I watched it tonight, and if ever there’s a church service for someone like me, this. is. it.  One of the final monologues by Martin Sheen (playing the role of the plaintiff’s attorney Ted Olsen) is […]

Failing the midterms

So last night was a bit of a bomb for the Democratic party (and, I’d argue, the well-being of the entire country).   The GOP (read: Tea Party Party) took over control of the House of Representatives, though thankfully didn’t take over control of the Senate.  Also, thankfully, Harry Reid didn’t lose to Sharrrrrrron Angle in […]

What he said:

Daniel Dennett on the recent Pew study that showed atheists/agnostics scoring higher than most religious folks: So the Pew results are no doubt actually somewhat stronger than they first appear: The more you know about religions, the less likely you are to believe religious creeds and myths and thus the more likely you are to […]

I’m gonna see the folks I dig*

It’s hard to believe that a week ago tonight I was getting geared up for a whirlwind trip down to Los Angeles, California, for the conference for the 30th anniversary of the Council for Secular Humanism.   At about this time, Jerry and I were probably heading back to our house after dropping off the little […]

What she said:

Melissa Harris-Lacewell on the extremist anti-abortion position of never allowing any abortions, even in the case of rape and incest: Let‘s be completely clear about the facts here.  There is no place in the world and no time in history where restricting women‘s reproductive rights makes a people or a nation more free or more […]

my kind of rally

genius. (and, generous!)

history in the making

Today U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled AGAINST Proposition 8 in California, clearing the way for the case to make its way to the Supreme Court. I’m just DYING to read his entire ruling, but I’m just so swamped right now between teaching/marking/meeting with students, gardening, planning the Freethinker Family Camp next weekend, applying (and […]