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March 16, 2011 - 5:22 pm

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, a likely candidate for president, said yesterday that he was "frankly appalled" that John F. Kennedy said, "I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute." Santorum said, "That was a radical statement" and did "great damage." And here's the kicker: Senator Santorum added, "Jefferson would be spinning in his grave."


March 16, 2011 - 3:49 pm

Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” In many religions there are countless arguments for the existence of an afterlife, but absolutely no facts. No one has risen from the dead. And I don’t much value opinions that are devoid of facts.

March 15, 2011 - 2:11 pm

Millions of people remain in desperate need of food, water, shelter, and other aid in the wake of Japan’s recent natural disasters and the humanitarian crisis that has followed.

March 14, 2011 - 1:01 pm

E Pluribus Unum has never been considered controversial. The motto, which is Latin for "out of many, one," was adopted by the Founding Fathers in 1782 as part of the Great Seal of the United States, intended to represent the federal nature of the nation - out of many states, one country.

March 14, 2011 - 12:35 pm has organized an online petition to help SCA and others protest the recent decision by Army officials at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to deny support for the planned April 2 "

March 14, 2011 - 12:04 pm

What would you do if your child was forced to attend religious ceremonies against his will by his public high school? Maybe your gut impulse would be to sue the school, especially if it continued after you asked it to stop.

March 10, 2011 - 5:34 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with a variety of health care services for women.

March 10, 2011 - 11:18 am

How have peopled reacted to recent atheist publicity campaigns? Some positive, some negative, no doubt. But one particular reaction that caught my attention was mixed: it said that atheists have a right to criticize religion publicly, but complained that:

March 9, 2011 - 9:19 pm

If you’ve looked at the list of member organizations of the Secular Coalition, you may have wondered what Camp Quest is all about, and why a network of summer camps for children would be part of a lobbying coalition.

March 9, 2011 - 7:29 pm

Finally, gays can serve openly in the military… right? Not exactly. After decades of discrimination, there's the glimmer of a future. Even though we should celebrate a great victory in the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, there is a long way to go.

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