Savage Humanist

When I look at the list of all the amazing people who’ve been the Humanist of the Year—people like Jonas Salk, Barbara Ehrenreich, PZ Myers, and Richard Dawkins—and then I see my name on top of it, it just looks to me as if you’ve run out of people to...

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For Which It Stands

When Congress inserted the words “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, its intent was clear: to strike “at the philosophical roots of communism, atheism, and materialism.” So declared the sponsor of the House...

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HERE FOR CLIMATE: Energy, Equity, Health, and Solutions in Relation to Climate Change

FOR FOUR THURSDAYS in 2021—January 14, 21, 28, and February 4—the American Humanist Association’s Humanist Environmental Response Effort (HERE) for Climate hosted speakers and panelists online to continue the conversation started in the May 2019 Open Lecture Series Climate Justice: A Better...

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Joe Biden: The Weathervane and the Storm

If margins make a mandate, President Joe Biden has the largest mandate of any elected president in US history. He won the largest vote total of any presidential candidate, the largest vote total relative to population, and the largest vote percentage of...

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Humanist in the House

The following is adapted (with permission) from my presentation of the Humanist of the Year Award to Rep. Huffman at the American Humanist Association’s 79th Annual Conference, “Distant but Together: A Virtual Celebration of Humanism,” on August 8, 2020. IN MY MANY...

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A Payout for All Their Houses

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Donald Trump has failed to halt the spread of the coronavirus or come to the aid of Americans falling ill from COVID-19 or suffering financially due to the widespread impact of the pandemic. It did, however, show impressive...

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