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July 28, 2012
Quick Comment: Political Chicken

So now Chick-fil-A has become politicized. If you “Eat Mor Chikin,” as the cows advise, you are homophobic and oppose gay marriage, like Chick-fil-A's president and CEO Dan Cathy – which sounds like a hermaphrodite name. Naturally, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are rising to the defense of Chick-fil-A because, as everybody knows, the Christian […]

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July 28, 2012
Week in Freethought History (July 22-28)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, July 22, but in 1822, Moravian monk and amateur […]

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July 21, 2012
Tipping Points

The professor interviewing him before a student audience demanded a human moment of TV anchor Will McAvoy. He got one: a five-minute diatribe, laden with statistics, on just why the U.S. is not “the greatest country in the world.” The way that explosive philippic is set up in the first episode of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” […]

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July 21, 2012
Week in Freethought History (July 15-21)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Monday, July 16, but in 1821, the founder of the […]

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July 14, 2012
Week in Freethought History (July 8-14)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, July 8, but in 1892, the American Psychological Association […]

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July 7, 2012
Hate Crimes and Liberal Justice

The following is a commentary in an ongoing series of “Reflections” by John Mill. John Mill is the radio persona of Ronald Bruce Meyer and can be heard on “American Heathen.” “The American Heathen” Internet radio broadcast is aired, live, on Saturday nights from 7:00pm-10:00pm Central Time (8-11pm Eastern Time) on ShockNetRadio.com. Whenever I think […]

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July 7, 2012
Week in Freethought History (July 1-7)

Here’s your Week in Freethought History: This is more than just a calendar of events or mini-biographies – it’s a reminder that, no matter how isolated and alone we may feel at times, we as freethinkers are neither unique nor alone in the world. Last Sunday, July 1, but in 1899, English-American actor Charles Laughton […]

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July 4, 2012
Guest Opinion: A Message for Independence Day

A Message for Independence Day By Joel Price Published 7/1/2012* Reprinted by permission of the author As we approach the Fourth of July and we anticipate the ubiquitous flag waving, the parades, politicians' patriotic prattle, and sky-filled fireworks, I am reminded that: It is often proclaimed, "America is the greatest nation ever!" I actually recoil […]

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