Yes, We Did a Year-End List See, humanists really are like everyone else!

As is tradition at so many publications and news outlets, we throw our humanist hat in the ring with a list of our favorite headlines and tweets of 2017. Yes, there are some from and about you-know-who, but there are also a few surprises. Feel free to share yours in the comments section!

Jennifer Bardi, Senior Editor

Headline: Correction: Sean Spicer Was “among” the Bushes, Not Hiding “in” Them

Tweet: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”

—Barack Obama (quoting Nelson Mandela), August 12, 2017


Nicole Carr, Director of Development

Headline: Slack-Jawed Yokel Proves Need for Nationwide Civics Education


Amy Couch, Communications Manager

Headline: Someone please pull Roy Moore aside and tell him it’s over. Judge, you’ve got a horse that adores you. We’ll find a sunset. Whaddya say you saddle up and ride toward it?

Tweet: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”

—Donald J. Trump, March 4, 2017


Fred Edwords, Director of Planned Giving

Headline: Astrologers Warn the Solar Eclipse Could Seriously Impact Trump and the Nation

Tweet: “After staring into the sun during the eclipse, Donald Trump can Nazi anything.”

—Matthew L. Price, August 21, 2017


Luis Granados, Humanist Press Director

Headline: Holy Rollers: Burglars Use Church Van to Steal from DC Store


Sincere Kirabo, Social Justice Coordinator

HeadlineHow, if You’re a Man, to Deal With the Fact That You’re Probably Trash

Tweet: ​“Black women are not political mules to be used every time a mediocre white candidate needs to win. No amount of verbal appreciation will do us justice. Turn over the money, resources and power, then we can talk.”

—Charlene Carruthers, December 12, 2017


Monica Miller, Senior Counsel

Headline: Towering Cross-Shaped Monument on Public Land Is Unconstitutional, Court Rules

Tweet: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”

—Donald J. Trump, May 31, 2017 (deleted after nine hours)


Izzy Oldfield, Paralegal

Headline: How Trump Could Get Fired

Tweet: “So many people have told me to visit, I might go to hell and see what all of the fuss is about.”

—J.K Rowling, January 15, 2017


Kristin Wintermute, Director of Education

Local headline: Snowball Fight Cancelled Due to Snow

National headline: Fox Complains Women Reporting Rape Will Make Christmas Parties Less “Festive” 

Tweet: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’ Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend- and maybe someday that will happen!”

—Donald J. Trump, November 11, 2017

Here’s to hopes for better news next year…