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Political Atheism: The Last Taboo
Founder of the Secular Coalition for America.
The complete history of open atheists in Congress is very short: former Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.). He acknowledged being
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Congress Likely To Get Its Only Openly Atheist Member In November [UPDATE]
Jamie Raskin will swear to uphold the Constitution, not the Bible.
Rush Holt, New Jersey Democrat, Re-Introduces 'Darwin Day' Bill
"[I]t has been the human curiosity and ingenuity exemplified by Darwin that has promoted new scientific discoveries that
California Elections Influenced By Redistricting, SuperPacs
By Los Angeles Daily News, Los Angeles Daily News
Nowhere was that more evident than in the Western San Fernando Valley, where Berman, a three-decade veteran of Congress, was
Eric Swalwell, House Candidate, Hit With 'Pay-To-Play' Allegations In Race Against Rep. Pete Stark
Swalwell was not alone: three other council members also joined in the yes vote, meaning the measure passed overwhelmingly
Looking Past Wisconsin: Other Races To Watch Tonight
The few pundits and political junkies who don't have their eyes trained on Wisconsin today are spending their energy on two
Activists Visit Geithner's Home to Ask "Which Side Are You On?"
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental Col...
The protesters consider Geithner the key architect of Obama's economic recovery plan and the loudest voice within the president's inner circle for taking a "hands off" approach to tougher government rules to tame Wall Street's risky practices.
President Obama Endorses California's Pete Stark
Stark has made a series of confounding assertions and unsubstantiated charges in recent weeks, drawing headlines when he
Pete Stark's Faltering Re-Election Campaign Could Hurt Marijuana Legalization Advocates
Rep. Pete Stark, the irascible California liberal and 20-term veteran of Congress, is facing a surprisingly competitive race
Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor, Asks Minnesota To Ease Off Hospital Debt Collection Firm
Accretive Health is under fire from state and federal officials for allegations that it improperly pressured and harassed
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Pete Stark, Other Candidates Confuse Solyndra With Country, Car Manufacturer, Keystone XL Pipeline
Watch the video of Stark's Solyndra slip-up above. Romney then went on to criticize the Obama administration's "crony capitalism
Debt Collectors At Hospitals Face Federal Inquiry Over Allegations Of Hassling Patients
Democrats in Congress are also demanding answers about hospital debt collection. Rep. Henry Waxman (Calif.), the most senior
A Reasonable Celebration
Executive Director, American Humanist Association
On the National Day of Reason religious people of all sorts join non-believers in recognizing that a government of the people should use reason as the basis for creating and enforcing its laws and regulations.
North Carolina Hospitals Sued 40,000 Patients Over Unpaid Bills
Certain North Carolina hospitals sued 40,000 patients for unpaid bills between 2005 and 2010, including bringing a $200,000
Debt Collection Agency Accretive Health May Face Federal Investigation For 'Abusive' Tactics
Accretive Health and two of its clients, Fairview Health Services and North Memorial Health Care, have come under scrutiny
WORK Act Would Give Low-Income Moms The Same Option As Ann Romney (For 3 Years)
The act was inspired by the recent kerfuffle, in which the political establishment, from President Barack Obama to Mitt Romney
Atheists To Gather For 'Reason Rally' On National Mall
A counter-rally going by the name of "True Reason" will be held on the Mall at the same time as the Reason Rally. The goal
Four Years Frozen in ICE
Deputy Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California and Senior ...
Like thousands of other people in 2006, Jose Franco was detained by immigration authorities. Most detainees are either deported to their country of origin or released. But this case took a different route.
The Last Veto
Writer and columnist
Think about a democracy in which a religious minority represents 15% of the population but is virtually excluded from the exercise of power. We are not talking about oppressed Christians in some Muslim country. We are talking about non-religious persons in the USA.
Attention Occupy Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Last week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) renewed efforts to enact a financial speculation tax. The Occupy movements across the United States should demand this initiative.
Medical Marijuana Crackdown Should Stop, House Reps Say
The letter comes just days after hundreds of marijuana activists gathered in downtown San Francisco, where President Barack
Does the Religious Right Really Care about Children?
Author, 'Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Milit...
In anointing themselves the champions of "family values" and protectors of vulnerable children, religious conservatives have had little to say when confronted with the undeniable existence of actual gay families -- particularly kids with LGBT parents.
We the People... Want to Price Carbon
Communications Director and Regional Manager, Citizens Climate...
When the White House recently launched their
"We The People"
petition site, I thought I'd give it a shot. I figured if they're asking for our opinion, they might just listen.
Solyndra Files For Bankruptcy, Company Lobbyist 'Grateful' For Experience In Government Sales
It is with great sadness that I write to you today. As many of you may have heard in DC, the company I work for unexpectedly
Reps. Xavier Becerra, Pete Visclosky Get Tax Breaks Claiming Principal Homes In Maryland
Melanie Sloan, the head of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said out-of-state representatives should
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