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Claiming the Bladensburg Cross doesn’t promote religion “flies in the face of reason”
February 28, 2019

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On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of American Legion et al. v. American Humanist Association et. al., also known as the Bladensburg Cross case. (See our amicus brief here.) That day, Nick Little, the Center for Inquiry’s Vice President and Legal Counsel, stood on the steps of the …

Gentlemen’s Quackery
February 28, 2019 ·


In case you couldn’t hear above the congressional scenery-chewing at the Michael Cohen hearing, yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Bladensburg Cross case, which, let’s be honest, probably isn’t going to end well for us. But! CFI’s Jason Lemieux and Nick Little delivered stirring speeches on the steps of the Court, and you …

Bladensburg Cross Case is an “Integrity Violation” by Christian Nationalists
February 27, 2019

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On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of American Legion et al. v. American Humanist Association et. al., also known as the Bladensburg Cross case. (See our amicus brief here and analysis from CFI General Counsel Nick Little.) That day, Jason Lemieux, a Marine Corps veteran and the Center …

Take Me to Another Place, Take Me to Another Land
February 27, 2019 ·


While it is indeed Michael Cohen Dishes on Trump Day, more immediately relevant to us is that it is also Argue About the Huge-Ass Cross Day at the Supreme Court. Our legal guru Nick Little demolishes the idea that these kinds of displays are just in keeping with “tradition” and explains what this case is …

Two Plus Two Equals Five
February 26, 2019 ·


THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON TODAY!!! First off, we formally launched the Translations Project! It’s our program to have the books of Richard Dawkins professionally translated into languages such as Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, and Indonesian and made available to download free of charge. The New York Times, in its great wisdom, profiles the efforts …

Introducing the Translations Project
February 25, 2019

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The Books of Richard Dawkins, Professionally Translated for Free Access in the Muslim World “I want to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian worldview happens to be true, but that it is the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence.” Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker In many …

An Imperfect System
February 25, 2019 ·


Adam Liptak at the Times previews the big Supreme Court battle over the Bladensburg Cross this week, for which CFI has provided a humdinger of an amicus brief. (Did I really just type “humdinger”? God, I’m old.) From the article: “When you’re driving at night, you don’t see devotion and valor and all that stuff; …

Irrefutable Hot Reads
February 22, 2019


The Trump administration is assembling a panel to assess the national security implications of climate change, which sounds great until you find out that it’s going to be headed up by William Harper, a guy who said this: The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler. We’re …

The Overwhelming Exaltation of Ignorance
February 21, 2019


There’s a new Point of Inquiry episode! This time, Jim Underdown talks to Massimo Polidoro and Kenny Biddle, “two of the top investigators in the skeptic movement.” In our latest Secular Rescue story of success, we have Dhaka Tribune columnist and Mokta-Muna contributor Nur E Emroz Alam, aka, “Tonoy”: He lamented the “overwhelming exaltation of ignorance” in …

CFI Welcomes New UN Advocate: Andreas Kyriacou
February 20, 2019

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The Center for Inquiry has held special consultative status with the United Nations since 2005, allowing us to advance our mission on the world stage, form alliances with like-minded international organizations, deliver public addresses to an audience of diplomats and delegations, and sometimes even stir up a little trouble when needed. Our UN representatives have the responsibility …