HELP committee sets authoritarian precedent, allowing the chairman to change rules on a whim.

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Posted on: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The HELP committee vote on Betsy Devos was a complete travesty of governance. All of the committee members who were present voted, and yet a vote was allowed by a member who was not present. After an objection was made, the chairman ruled that an objection must be made at the time of the action. […]


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Trumps Muslim Ban

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Posted on: Saturday, January 28th, 2017

The executive order signed by Donald Trump to ban entry to people from Muslims countries is appalling. Not only does it run counter to the ideals of America, but it is also dangerous to our position on the world stage.   It is already having chilling effects with many reportedly being detained at airports all […]


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Trump Vs The media

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Posted on: Saturday, January 28th, 2017

The Trump opposition to the media is dangerous to the very idea of democracy. This is due to the media’s role in keeping the people informed. At times, they may fail at this endeavor. Yet, the shortcomings of particularly partisan media outlets does not condemn it entirely. In fact, if there was any institution we […]


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Take Action against Devos:

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Posted on: Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The Betsy Devos confirmation vote is coming up soon, and we all need to come together to stop this. Devos is the wrong direction for our education system. The hearings have shown us that not only is grossly unqualified for the position, but also that she has several ethical issues. These issues include financial ties […]


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The Trump era has taught us: That stories from an old golfing buddy equals “Facts and Studies”

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Posted on: Thursday, January 26th, 2017

After issuing a press statement about illegal voting, the Donald left many scratching their heads. Claiming that millions voted illegally, and he has the facts and studies to back it up. But we are in the Trump era now, and facts don’t seem to matter anymore.  However, this statement coming from the person who won […]


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The United States: The New Oligarchy.

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Posted on: Saturday, January 21st, 2017

The government of the United States was originally set up as a Federated Republic. Where as each individual state maintained some level of sovereignty, while being under the limited control of a federal body. We exercise our power as a republic through democratic elections, to elect representatives for each state in the federation. The flaw […]


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In god we trust and the new Templar

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Posted on: Thursday, January 12th, 2017

  In god we trust on cop cars In god we trust has been displayed on cop cars in Tennessee. This seems to be a violation of church and state, as law enforcement should not be showing a preference, or promoting a specific religious belief. These organizations are intended to be secular and to aid […]


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Secular solstice and the tyranny of Christmas

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Posted on: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The winter celebrations are times when christian privilege is paraded through the streets, on TV, and most insidiously in public schools. The public schools are the most problematic. There is no reference to Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Dongzhi, or any other solstice celebration. It is like they own the winter solstice and the rest are just copies. […]


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Arrogance

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Posted on: Saturday, December 17th, 2016

I am sure at some point every atheist has heard someone call them arrogant. It is weird that we would be called the arrogant ones. The atheist position is simply that none of the gods proposed so far have met their burden of proof. Can it really be called arrogant to not believe vacuous explanations […]


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The hidden atheists in Gatlinburg.

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Posted on: Saturday, December 10th, 2016

  People will look around at all of this devastation that hit Gatlinburg, and say where are all the atheists and humanists. Where were they when all of these people needed help? No one sees any atheists and humanists there because in the south it is social, political, and financial suicide. We were all over […]


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