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A PAC for atheist candidates

A new Political Action Committee (PAC), the Freethought Equality Fund, is dedicated to expanding voters’ choices by backing the candidacy of open nontheists to public office.

Atheists and humanists launch Freethought Equality Fund PAC

WASHINGTON — Atheists and humanists hope to increase their influence in politics with the launch of the Freethought Equality Fund, … Continued

The ‘stupid party’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently urged his Republican Party to “stop being the stupid party.” In order to win elections, … Continued

Tennessee’s science law: Academic freedom or monkey business?

AP Evangelist T.T. Martin’s books against the theory of evolution are sold at an outdoor stand in Dayton, Tenn., 1925, … Continued

Baylor and Notre Dame: Baptist-Catholic competition, cooperation

Baylor and Notre Dame are natural rivals on the basketball court who meet Tuesday in the NCAA Women’s National Championship … Continued

On eve of Darwin’s birthday, states take steps to limit evolution

On the eve of the 203rd anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, lawmakers in at least four states are taking steps … Continued

Rick Santorum: The evangelical’s Catholic candidate?

Chip Somodevilla GETTY IMAGES MANCHESTER, NH – JANUARY 06: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (C) pats a … Continued

Our products, ourselves: The glorification and demonization of Steve Jobs

Hiro Komae AP Apple computer fans hold their iPhones and iPads displaying candle graphics during a candle light vigil to … Continued

Atheism on the upswing in America

Atheism – The absence of theism. So if you doubt the existence of any gods more than you believe in … Continued

Bloomberg takes stand on church v. state

Carol Guzy THE WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK NY – SEPTEMBER 11: New York marks the 10th anniversary of the World … Continued

Religions, like all living things, evolve

When Rick Perry and the millions of others who resist the concept of evolution, they not only resist science in … Continued

God and the old Brooklyn Dodgers

Morry Gash AP Los Angeles Dodgers’ Rod Barajas scores from second on a hit by Jamey Carroll during the seventh … Continued

How evolutionary theory’s other discoverer could heal the Darwin divide

By David Klinghoffer The seemingly ineradicable opinion divide on evolution calls to mind Mark Twain’s quip that everyone talks about … Continued

1 out of 8 biology teachers reject evolution

By Julia Duin Washington, DC – March, 15: A The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Hall of Human Origins display … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

Many charter schools continue to defy church-state separation

More than 1.5 million American children now attend charter schools, thanks to a movement asserting that whatever is wrong with … Continued

The politics of ignorance: Election 2010

“I am you”–the now-famous line from Delaware Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell’s campaign ad–exemplifies the marketing of ignorance that lies … Continued

Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America

If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look … Continued

Bedbugs and the Theodicy Problem

The return of bedbugs to 21st-century urban America presents a most potent argument against the idea that everything in creation was planned by an intelligent designer.

God and Darwin: still fighting after 85 years

Eighty-five years ago this week, John Scopes was hauled into a Tennessee court, and accused of violating the state’s Butler … Continued