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Welcome, Republican Atheists!

Writing over at Patheos, the Friendly Atheist reports on the formation of the group Republican Atheists. That’s good news, I reckon, but the Friendly Atheist seems a little, well, skeptical: The group hopes to “build awareness of Atheist presence in … Continue reading

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It’s Darwin’s Birthday Today, But….

It’s Darwin’s birthday today, which is a good excuse to note that his message may not have entirely got through. Here’s Gallup from June 2012: Despite the many changes that have taken place in American society and culture over the … Continue reading

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Huckabee, ‘Libido’ & Ambition

Over at Breitbart, John Nolte calls out Huckabee’s ‘libido’ comments for the gift to the Democrats that they were: While speaking before the Republican National Committee’s national convention Thursday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee blundered his way into the mainstream … Continue reading

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The Return of the Clown Posse?

God must be a Democrat. First Rick Santorum says that he might be open to a 2016 run, now Mike Huckabee appears to be mulling a shot. The New York Times has the details: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Gov. … Continue reading

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No Idle Hands Here

The Devil has been busy again, but Rick Santorum is on the case. Right Wing Watch (I know, I know) reports: Rick Santorum is asking you to do your part to free movie theatres from the Devil’s clutches by purchasing … Continue reading

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Own Goal

Whatever you think about the rights or wrongs of this move, its politics will do the GOP no favors: Washington (CNN) – House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for … Continue reading

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The End of a “Catholic Moment”?

Ross Douthat mourns (prematurely, I fear) ‘the end of a Catholic moment’: The mid-2000s were the last time the Catholic vision of the good society — more egalitarian than American conservatism and more moralistic than American liberalism — enjoyed real … Continue reading

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The Great Agnostic

Writing in the Weekly Standard, here’s Katherine Mangu-Ward with an entertaining review of a new biography of Robert Ingersoll, the Great Agnostic: While today’s GOP is associated with public displays of faith, the Republican party of Ingersoll’s day was more … Continue reading

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Bad Start

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in an interview that he isn’t certain what the age of the earth is, and that parents should be able to teach their kids both scientific and religious attempts to answer … Continue reading

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Huck Rides In

One clown rushes to the assistance of another. Via CNN: Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate … Continue reading

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