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The Trouble with Santa Claus

The Trouble with Santa Claus

The average American family buys one or two presents for their kids and leaves the...

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In Defense of Evil

In Defense of Evil

I was talking to a Jehovah’s Witness the other day and found out their idea of...

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The Suffrage of the Insufferable

The Suffrage of the Insufferable

One of the merits of Christianity at its best is that it reconciles the infinite...

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A Sense of Others

A Sense of Others

Recently I violated my self-imposed code of conduct by appearing on television. It...

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From Taboo to Common Sense

From Taboo to Common Sense

I’m sometimes accused of having created a vast secret corpus of sinister ideas...

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Great Smoking Guns of History

Great Smoking Guns of History

I quit smoking around 10 years after I quit drinking, but I miss smoking much...

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The Difference Between White People and Black People

The Difference Between White People and Black People

Imagine for a moment that you are an intelligent and self-sufficient Martian...

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Out of Step With the World

Out of Step With the World

We all, I suppose, live in a tiny world of our own construction, whose size and...

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A Fail-Safe Investment

A Fail-Safe Investment

“Are you ready for life changes?” the advertisement that came through the...

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The Parking Garage of the Fates

The Parking Garage of the Fates

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into...

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Richard Dawkins, Cyclops of Science

Richard Dawkins, Cyclops of Science

Richard Dawkins must be one execrable speck of a man. The outspoken atheist never...

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Was Karl Marx a Dirty, Filthy, Rotten Bigot?

Was Karl Marx a Dirty, Filthy, Rotten Bigot?

I believe modern society would be far saner and healthier if it worshiped Groucho...

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The Myth of Prejudice

The Myth of Prejudice

I don’t believe in racism, sexism, or homophobia. There, I said it. While all...

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The Strange Evolution of Eugenics

The Strange Evolution of Eugenics

Predictably, responses to veteran New York Times genetics reporter Nicholas...

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