Does Religion Make a Life of Reason Impossible?


Pastor Jim Rigby explores whether religion should be more about living and less about believing.

3 Ways To Respond To A Rape Joke


Despite being a survivor herself, Amy Logan had no idea how to respond to people who made rape jokes around her. Then she found a way.

Call It What It Is: The United States Tortures Human Beings


Rev. Neil O’Farrell asks: At what time did American civilization end?

The False Construction of Binary Thinking and the Doublespeak of “Individualism”

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The “Libertarian” battle cry of “liberty” and “freedom” through “personal responsibility” sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged “liberty” and “freedom”?

Ethics Don’t Sell

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Gene Del Vecchio believes our understanding of ethical behavior is one of the major concerns in this day and age. There’s only one problem: Ethics don’t sell.

“Have we become obsessed with skeleton’s in everyone’s closets?”


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“Shouldn’t a Gentleman be Primarily Concerned with Doing the Right Thing?”


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Why Do We Sometimes Smile At The Death Of Another?

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Eirik Rogers admits he smiled when he heard of the passing of Westboro’s Fred Phelps, but realizes something else would have made him smile even more.

Flight MH370: Why does the Media Show Relatives who are in Emotional Turmoil?


The scenes in Kuala Lumpur are harrowing. While desperate relatives wait for news, seemingly callous reporters crowd around them, taking photographs, filming tears and thrusting microphones into their faces.

The Good Men Project: We Aren’t Just For Good Men

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GMP executive editor James Stafford on what a cruddy guy like him is doing in a nice place like this.

A Modern Day ‘Harvest of Shame’: Uncovering the Abuse of Blue Collar Temp Workers

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A Modern Day ‘Harvest of Shame’

Dexter Finale = Crime & Punishment or Just Bad Writing?


Tsach Gilboa explores humanity’s “dark passenger” through the lens of the Dexter series finale.

The Ray Jasper Conundrum: A Death Row Inmate Who Is both 100% Right and 100% Wrong

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Lincoln Anthony Blades explains how even a man who did a horrible thing can be right about the horrors of our prison-industrial system.

How Not To Be A Jerk To A Trans Person


Gabe Ramsay explains the basics of how to be respectful to trans people, including to never out people without their permission. Just don’t do it.

The Two Faces of Philanthropy


Philanthropy expert Michael C. Phillip believes that philanthropy is more than “giving when you’re old.” It should be a way in which we govern our actions in all seasons of life.

A Defined Gentleman: 3 Basic Concepts to Being a Good Man


“A gentleman is to be measured in his speech, generosity in giving, sober in eating, honesty in living, kindness in forgiving, and courageousness in fighting.”