Bush Declares “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 16, 2009

George W. Bush, who entered office pledging to be a "uniter, not a divider," is leaving office by issuing an official Proclamation on the most divisive issue in American politics: abortion.  Yesterday   he declared January 18 to be "National Sanctity of Human Life Day 2009."   …

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Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Newdow Suit

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 16, 2009

Yesterday the     Washington Post     reported that federal district judge Reggie B. Walton has denied the temporary injunction sought by the plaintiffs in   Newdow v. Roberts . This decision allows Barack Obama’s oath of office to include the …

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Why Obama should resist the BSA

Out of My Skeptical Mind with D.J. Grothe
January 14, 2009

President-elect Obama should refrain from becoming honorary president of the discriminatory Boy Scouts of America.

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Ben Radford’s Psychic Ability Revealed! 2008 Predictions

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
January 13, 2009

Benjamin Radford reveals the predictions he made for 2008 in 2007, revealing a stunning 90% success rate.

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Defendants File Answers in Newdow Inauguration Lawsuit

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 11, 2009

Another update on   Newdow v. Roberts , Michael Newdow’s lawsuit challenging the use of prayer and the addition of the words "so help me God" at the Presidential Inauguration (   see my prior post ): both the Presidential Inauguration Committee and the federal …

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Mississippi Bill Targets Biology Books

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 10, 2009

Last week the Mississippi state legislature took up an anti-evolution bill that would require the State Board of Education to place disclaimer stickers in every textbook that discusses evolution.    House Bill No. 25 , introduced by state representative Gary Chism, sets forth a lengthy required …

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State Attorneys General Oppose Challenge to Inauguration Ceremony

Reasonable Doubt with Derek C. Araujo
January 09, 2009

An update on the   recently-filed lawsuit challenging the use of prayer and the addition of the words "so help me God" at this month’s Presidential Inauguration:  yesterday all 50 state Attorneys General,   led by Texas AG Greg Abbott and joined by …

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A Spirited Misunderstanding

by Tom W. Flynn
January 09, 2009

Misunderstanding of the word "spiritual" may compromise the care well-meaning nurses provide to nonreligious patients.

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“Miraculous Elián” Returns?

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
January 09, 2009

The controversy over Elián Gonzáles--who was once deemed miraculous--is to resume during attorney general confirmation hearings.

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What Does A Commitment to Gender Equality Imply?

No Faith Value with Ronald A. Lindsay
January 07, 2009

Is there a humanist position on affirmative action? Pornography? If so, what is it?

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