Welcome to the Age of Authoritarianism – Sponsored by the 1 Percent

The 21st century is seeing the spread of the authoritarian principle that far from being the origin of authority, people must obey authority

Of Black Men and Sea Changes – and Hope

Barack Obama and John Boyega were both attacked for taking a traditional white man's role: president and storm trooper

Rick Santorum Lyingly Claims Separation of Church and State is Communist and un-American

In fact, the separation of church and state is something quintessentially American. Americans invented the idea, after all

The Texas State Board of Education is Wrong: Moses is Not a Founding Father

Had the Founders heeded Moses, we would never have had a Constitution forbidding religious tests in the first place, or a First Amendment in the second

The First Amendment Protects All Religions – Including Satanism

You don't have to approve of a religion to understand and accept that every religion is on equal footing in the United States

The Religious Right Wants to Choose the Republican Candidate for President

Bryan Fischer wants an Evangelical conclave to choose candidates for president. Tough luck, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Atheists, and others

The Specter of a Controlling Islam Hides a Controlling Religious Right

It's a neat trick, pretending facts don't exist so you can replace them with some agenda-friendly invented facts. *Cough* Benghazi *Cough*

This is How Big a Deal it is that Pope Francis Says Evolution and the Big Bang are Real


Pope Francis has declared that evolution and the Big Bang are facts, no longer to be debated, saying of evolution:

When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. read more

You Are Voting for Democracy or Theocracy in the 2014 Midterms

Jody Hice's new "Big Idea" is that state-sponsored religion, forbidden by the First Amendment, will put an end to government tyranny.

Right-Wing Evangelicals Violate the Law and Campaign From the Pulpit

The organizers behind Pulpit Freedom Sunday do not even contend they are prohibited from preaching religion, they complain they cannot preach Republican politics and are seeking redress through the courts to use taxpayer dollars to campaign for Republicans.

Keeping Their Voters Stupid Keeps Republicans Elected

Over the past six years after every election, a relatively common question is why do so many Americans dependably vote against their own self-interests. Despite poor white people in southern red states barely surviving on slave wages, welfare, food stamps, and no adequate healthcare, they routinely vote for Republicans openly campaigning on driving their constituents deeper into poverty.

In A Victory for Public Education Judge Says NC School Vouchers Are Unconstitutional

The judge, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood, identified the Republican legislation, "Opportunity Scholarship Program," as a scam to "siphon money from the public schools in favor of private schools and allows funding of non-public schools that discriminate on account of religion."

On Independence Day Republicans Crusade To Eliminate the Rights of Half The Population

Republicans at all levels of government, at the behest of the religious right, have launched a vicious crusade to eliminate well over half the population's liberty to control their own actions and the ability to choose how one conducts their life. It is beyond refute that the attacks on women's sexuality and reproductive health.

The Supreme Court’s Shameless War on American Democracy

The Supreme Court ought to be protecting democracy. Like the other branches of the government, it answers to the people

The Persecution of Pagans Continues in the United States

This is the "freedom" demanded by the Religious Right - the freedom to hound those of whom they don't approve, right out of town, and out of existence, if possible

North Carolina’s Lt. Governor Declares War on the U.S. Constitution

Dan Forest told the Faith and Freedom Coalition this weekend, "America is at a great crossroads where it must decide for or against God."

Bobby Jindal Thinks Dumbing Down America Will Make GOP Look “More” Smarter

Jindal says Common Core is a federal plot to takeover education, as though the Founding Fathers didn't support the public funding of education.

Right-Wing Christians Take It To a New Low By Handing Out Guns In Churches

The notion of so-called Christians exposing themselves as the anti-Christs they really are is being played out in the drive to put more guns in the hands of more Americans, especially conservative Christian Americans; it is no surprise it is being advanced by right-wing Christian churches.

Supreme Court Throws Out Establishment Clause With Public Prayer Ruling

When Americans in the near future look back and wonder how, why, and when their democracy was lost to theocracy, and the Constitution replaced with the bible, they can look back at the Court's ruling as a pivotal moment, not the deciding moment, in democracy's demise but a very significant one all the same.

The Supreme Court Joins The Right Wing Attempt to Replace the Constitution With the Bible

The Supreme Court is likely not done facilitating theocratic tyranny or disabusing the people from their 1st and 14th Amendment rights if right wing extremists have their way.