Recent Entries by Tom W. Flynn

Church-State Fiasco Looms in Texas

August 20, 2009

An unfunded mandate for public high school Bible classes will sow chaos in Texas. Fortunately some schools are opting out.

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Michael Jackson, Larry King, and me

July 07, 2009

An irrelevant (to say nothing of irreverent) reminiscence about the Kings of Pop and Talk

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Speaking of free expression ...

June 19, 2009

The new Campaign for Free Expression elicited this hard-hitting critique of hate crimes legislation.

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What We’ll Lose When Gay Marriage Wins

May 28, 2009

Same-sex marriage seems sure to be legal everywhere soon. Downside: Matrimony's unsecular monopoly will remain intact.

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Is Atheism Becoming Cool?

April 29, 2009

Recent media hits suggest the A-word may be losing its stigma.

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Priest Sex Abuse: Two Questioned Assumptions

April 24, 2009

There's little evidence for two things most people think they know about the priest sex abuse scandal.

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Does Religion Do Harm? New Evidence

March 18, 2009

A new study finds that dying cancer patients who are devout are more likely to cling to life at any cost.

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A Radical View on Population

March 13, 2009

Steven Kotler has the most radical take on population I've read lately. But try to find anything wrong with it.

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Anyone Have Smelling Salts?

February 25, 2009

Stranger than fiction: a conservative legal group has endorsed removing anti-atheist provisions from the Arkansas constitution!

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When Housecleaning Takes Courage

February 19, 2009

In one of the seven U.S. states whose constitutions block atheists from elective office, a legislator dares do the right thing.

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