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Gingrich on ‘Gay and Secular Fascism’ in America

Not only did Bill O’Reilly play a big part in constructing the notion of an ongoing culture war in America, but he’s determined to be the No. 1 embedded reporter on its front lines. Here, he talks to Newt Gingrich about the recent anti-Proposition 8 demonstrations around the U.S.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008 READ MORE


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A Less Perfect Union: Gay Marriage and the Subversion of the Republic

As political leaders from the right rally their base seeking to outlaw gay marriage, and their counterparts on the left triangulate and equivocate, any real examination of the driving conflicts and stakes behind this crucial human rights concern is conspicuously missing from their debates about California’s Proposition 8.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008 READ MORE


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Enterprising GOP Troubadour Blends Poetry, Politics in ‘Republican Song’

With all the subtlety of a jackhammer, an enterprising right-wing artiste by the name of Mike Meehan has recorded an election-year anthem, “Please Don’t Vote for a Democrat,” and has launched a corresponding PR campaign via the Internet and billboard ads—like this one in noted liberal stronghold Orange County, Florida—in hopes of striking fear and indignation into the hearts of undecided voters.

 

Posted on Jul 16, 2008 READ MORE


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British Lawmakers Strike Down Blasphemy Law

Following a heated debate, the British House of Lords approved an amendment that does away with the UK’s long-standing common law against blasphemy—a watershed moment that some believe was too long in coming.

Posted on Mar 7, 2008 READ MORE


A Critique of the New Religious Left

In the tradition of Sam Harris, Truthdig introduces secularist radio show host and author Barry Seidman, who argues in this essay that the new religious left could prove to be just as dangerous and divisive to the country as the religious right, because the admonitions of Abrahamic religious texts can never be reconciled with democracy.

Posted on May 30, 2006 READ MORE


Radio Host: I Have No Tolerance For Islam

In light of the possible death sentence faced by the Afghan who converted to Christianity, a popular secular radio talk show host sounds off about the insanity of faith….

Posted on Mar 24, 2006 READ MORE



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Cartoon Protests Stoked by Dictators

Don’t believe the hype about homespun religious anger: Middle Eastern leaders stoke religious riots because it makes their secular governments look tame in comparison.

Posted on Feb 9, 2006 READ MORE



Bad Faith in the Land of Narnia

Great movie, mixed motives and Philip Anschutz.

Posted on Dec 14, 2005 READ MORE


U.S. Occupation Is Worse Than Hussein

It is time we called a halt to our mindless messing in the Iraqi people’s lives.

Posted on Nov 30, 2005 READ MORE


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