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Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s efforts to refute standard arguments for theism. These efforts suffer from a variety of logical mistakes. His critique of the cosmological …

Teaching Plato in Palestine: Can Philosophy Save Us From Our Differences?

Imagine, for a moment, if, during the tense final hours of the recently concluded negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 world powers, Secretary of …

Why is religion privileged over philosophy?

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that, at least in the U.S., and certainly in Canada, the government defers far more to religious beliefs than …

Kim Davis Is Winning

The Rowan County Clerk’s resistance to the erosion of religious liberty is reenergizing the broader movement.<p>After <i>Obergefell</i> came down, Kim Davis wasn’t the only clerk who objected to same-sex marriage. She was just the only one who refused either to perform her job, or quit it. In Texas, Rusk …

LGBTQ

How Heaven Became a Secular Word

A new movie shows how difficult it is to portray the afterlife in a non-religious culture.<p>In 1997, when Kate Bosworth was in her teens, she had a small role as an extra on <i>7th Heaven.</i> The show was the late-’90s, early-aughts version of <i>Leave It to Beaver</i> with just a touch more church, full of …

Artists

Remembering United Flight 93

A visitor complex in Pennsylvania honoring those aboard the plane on September 11, 2001, will be dedicated Thursday.<p>On September 11, 2001, al-Qaida terrorists hijacked four planes, crashed two of them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and a third into the Pentagon. Passengers and crew …

Extremism

Intelligence chief: Iraq and Syria may not survive as states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq and Syria may have been permanently torn asunder by war and sectarian tensions, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Thursday in a frank assessment that is at odds with Obama administration policy.<p>"I'm having a tough time seeing it come back together," Lt. Gen. …

Palin attacks Iran deal with confusing metaphors

Sarah Palin took aim Wednesday at President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran, ripping the president and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for cutting a deal with what she called a "death cult."<p>Things got a little weird at times.<p>Palin had joined GOP presidential candidates Donald …

Barack Obama

New loan forgiveness regs

<i>With help from Caitlin Emma, Maggie Severns and Nirvi Shah</i><p><b>FORGIVING FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS</b>: The Education Department today will take its first step toward developing regulations about when students can have federal student loans forgiven. Today's hearing in D.C. and a second one Wednesday in San …

Education

WHAT’S NOT WORKING for ’16ers: Remember Jeb ‘shock and awe’? – 5 DAYS TO DEBATE: Carly joins 10 men in prime time; 5 losers stuck in happy hour – GOOD LUCK WITH THAT: CNN producers complain about too much Trump

<b>By Mike Allen</b> (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com) <b>and Daniel Lippman</b> (@dlippman; dlippman@politico.com)<p><b>THE CONVERSATION: GLENN THRUSH</b> on “Five 2016 strategies that have already failed: For starters, letting Trump bully you”: “1. Smile and do nothing when The Donald hits you. For all his bravado, Trump …

Government

Biden watch update

<b>BIDEN WATCH UPDATE</b> – Per a Dem insider: “Surreal internal dynamics at the WH ... Bill & Hillary realizing that Obama really doesn't like them very much. Missing man in all this is John Podesta, who, among other things, was supposed to be the bridge between Hillary & POTUS. I've seen lots of sh-t in …

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Sandra Day O'Connor

Egypt's Morsi offers consensus government

Egypt's embattled President Mohamed Morsi has proposed a consensus government as a way out of the country's crisis, as an army deadline urging him to meet the protesters' demands expired.<p>"The presidency envisions the formation of a consensus coalition government to oversee the next parliamentary …