Blog Archives for May 2012

L. Frank Baum, Freethought Firebrand?

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
May 16, 2012

Tomorrow (May 17) is the 112th anniversary of the publication of that subversive freethought children's book, THE WIZARD OF OZ. You didn't know it was a freethought book? Have I got a tale for you ...


What We’ve Gained—and What We’ve Lost

Advocatus Diaboli with Tom Flynn
May 10, 2012

If anyone didn't already know that the legalization of same-sex marriage is inevitable, President Obama's dramatic announcement that he supports it should settle the matter. That makes this a good time to appreciate what those of us who favor the expansion of rights as a general principle have gained -- and what we've lost.