The Right to Religious Expression at the Air Force Academy

Stories about religious intolerance at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) started hitting the media in November 2004 with the Colorado Springs Gazette taking the lead. The problem of religious favoritism and intolerance was identified shortly after the results of a spring 2004 faculty survey were analyzed. The Academy...

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Compete or Cooperate? Endorse, Ignore, or Oppose?

A godless mathematics professor stands in front of the new Answers in Genesis Creation Museum in Kentucky. Inside are fantastic displays featuring prehistoric children playing happily alongside dinosaurs, Adam and Eve cavorting amongst well-positioned greenery, and...

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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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What a Tiny Virus Can Teach Us

"WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER." If a pandemic can be said to have a slogan, this was surely it. Please, don’t take my word for it. Let’s ask Google. As a search term, “together” drifted along for the past year, until it...

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Philosophy in a Time of Pandemic

IN JANUARY Vintage Books published How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Own Personal Philosophy, edited by Massimo Pigliucci, Skye C. Cleary, and Daniel A. Kaufman. In the vein of Socrates and his dictum on the futility of...

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