Newsflash: Atheists Have Feelings Too

The Atlantic has an interesting article about Christians and atheists in which a Christian pastor(?) invites atheists to chat with him essentially to study them – to figure out what their motivations are. To gain some insight, we launched a nationwide campaign to interview college students who are members of Secular Student Alliances (SSA) or…

The Political Golden Rule

If you needed any more evidence that Rachel Maddow is a partisan hack, check out this lame attempt to split hairs over the Obama and Bush administrations’ respective violations of citizens’ due process rights. (The article is written by Steve Benan, but it appears on “The Maddow Blog,” so I’m taking that as an endorsement…

Outrage Isn’t the Issue

On the whole, I’ve been pretty disappointed by everyone’s reaction to the whole PRISM thing. It’s not that there isn’t outrage here and there , and it’s not that the scandal isn’t getting the media coverage it deserves – it’s more that too many people are just kind of shrugging it off becuase they already…

Free Speech is More than just Laws

A couple of days ago, I got a Pharyngula link about the meaning of free speech in my email. It quotes from a Amanda Marcotte’s (who?) blog, wherein she lays out a lot of truth about what “free speech” means. Short version: it means the government can’t censor or punish you for expressing your opinions,…