"If [Bernie Sanders] were elected, I think he'd be the one, from the current candidates with the best policies," the renowned linguist and activist recently told Al-Jazeera .
The U.S. is downright weird compared with many other countries: We continue to be peculiar in handing out powerful magazine-fed firearms to almost anyone who wants them.
The recent television kerfuffle involving "Real Time" host Bill Maher and guest Sam Harris over whether Muslims are bad people because their religion is, in the words of Harris, "the mother lode of bad ideas," is symbolic of the new American Islamophobia.
Just days after religious scholar Reza Aslan criticized him on CNN for his views on Islam, comedian Bill Maher decided to defend them, this time with actor Ben Affleck.
After his talk on the myth of human progress, the Truthdig columnist discussed the influence of religion on his work and why he views Christian conservatives as heretics.The Truthdig columnist discusses the influence of religion on his work and why he views Christian conservatives as heretics.
It now seems a necessary qualification for the Republican nomination, at least at the present primaries stage, to be a born-again fundamentalist Protestant. Yet in the United States the majority of the electorate is not fundamentalist, evangelical or Protestant.
On Tuesday, in a column that can be read here, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges criticized Sam Harris (above) as being a fundamentalist. We offered Harris, who was once a prominent contributor to this site, a chance to respond, and he has done so.On Tuesday, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges criticized Sam Harris (above) as being a fundamentalist. We offered Harris, who was once a prominent contributor to this site, a chance to respond.
We were a little slow on the uptake when it came to finding this TED talk that author and Truthdig contributor Sam Harris gave this past winter, but it's definitely worth a belated look, or even a second look, as the case may be.
The trailblazing atheist and Truthdig contributor takes on Sarah Barracuda in the new Newsweek: "When it comes to politics, there is a mad love of mediocrity in this country. 'They think they're better than you!' is the refrain that (highly competent and cynical) Republican strategists have set loose among the crowd, and the crowd has grown drunk on it once again."