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    Why we oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination to the Supreme Court


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Escape to Exile
Volume 38, No. 6
October / November 2018

September 30 is International Blasphemy Rights Day, an observance founded by the Center for Inquiry (CFI). In this issue, we spotlight one of the courageous writers imperiled for writing critically of religion who has received aid from CFI’s Secular Rescue program. Ghluam Kabir (not his real name) was an admin for the Facebook page Pakistani …


Brett Kavanaugh, Critical Threat to Church/State Separation if Confirmed to the Supreme Court
Volume 38, No. 6
October / November 2018

Kennedy’s Retirement from the Supreme Court Is a Disaster The president has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. If we are to rescue whatever is left of legally protected equality for nonbelievers, it is urgent that we oppose this nomination. The Proper Understanding of …

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Democracy Still Matters
Volume 28, No. 6
October / November 2008

Democracy is rarely so successful as when skeptics can openly question whether it is working and when critics can freely debate antidemocratic alternatives. Like science, democracy works best when its own processes are subject to the same practical evaluation it would give everything else. So democracy evolves like science does: basic methods of free inquiry, …


Beyond the Neocons: Transatlantic Relations and American Exceptionalism
Volume 28, No. 6
October / November 2008

Although the neoconservatives’ moment in Washington may have passed and alliances are slowly being rebuilt, many of the underlying forces that pla gued the transatlantic relationship after 2001 have deep roots going beyond both the War on Terror and its neoconservative architects. Considering U.S. foreign policy during this election year, we see a world still …


The White Whale
Volume 28, No. 6
October / November 2008

What does it say about the United States today that this fellowship of the arts and sciences and philosophy is called to affirm knowledge as a public good? What have we come to when the self-evident has to be argued as if—500 years into the Enlightenment and 230-some years into the life of this republic—it …


Democracy Still Matters
Volume 28, No. 6
October / November 2008

Democracy is rarely so successful as when skeptics can openly question whether it is working and when critics can freely debate antidemocratic alternatives. Like science, democracy works best when its own processes are subject to the same practical evaluation it would give everything else. So democracy evolves like science does: basic methods of free inquiry, …


Beyond the Neocons: Transatlantic Relations and American Exceptionalism
Volume 28, No. 6
October / November 2008

Although the neoconservatives’ moment in Washington may have passed and alliances are slowly being rebuilt, many of the underlying forces that pla gued the transatlantic relationship after 2001 have deep roots going beyond both the War on Terror and its neoconservative architects. Considering U.S. foreign policy during this election year, we see a world still …