Support the Rule of Law, Not Autocracy

While our democracy has historically been described as a rule of law system under which we are governed “by laws and not of men” (a “nomocracy”), this characterization is flawed and dangerously misleading. In fact,... Read More

Voters Ready for Nonreligious Candidates

There’s always been an assumption in American politics that a candidate will lose votes if they admit to being an atheist, or even simply by not being openly religious. Now there’s some concrete proof that... Read More

Artificial Stupidity

Computers aren’t bigoted—they’re just based on cold calculations, right? The past two years have featured a steady drumbeat of problems with various artificial intelligence (AI) procedures, centered around a common theme: they produce the same... Read More

A Religious Blitz on Our Government

In July the House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment that would allow faith-based child welfare agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people, interfaith couples, single parents, and others. Earlier this year, I reported... Read More

Target Practice Troubled Teens, First Person Shooter Games, and the US Military

Before Nikolas Cruz shot seventeen people dead and injured seventeen others at a Parkland, 
Florida, high school on Valentine’s Day, and before Dimitrios Pagourtzis killed ten and injured thirteen at Santa Fe High School in... Read More

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