Patt Morrison For March 23, 2012

If the Reason Rally fulfills its own publicity, this Saturday the National Mall will see the largest gathering of atheists in history (estimates range from 5,000 to 20,000, depending on weather).
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Obama puts the Keystone Pipeline on a fast track

The president promised that he would expedite the federal permitting process for the southern part of the line, which extends from Cushing, OK, to the Gulf of Mexico. In January, President Obama denied approval for the northern segment of the pipeline, a decision which environmentalists hoped might indicate a policy shift, but the president’s newest words on the subject leave many to feel that the victory was short-lived.

Life of illusion - Sam Harris challenges the concept of free will

Author, ardent atheist, and neuroscientist Sam Harris first rattled philosophical cages with his 2004 book, “The End of Faith,” in which he both disputed the existence of God and posited that religion has done as much harm as good over the course human history.
A woman stands in the doorway of a court

Cash-strapped California courts might mean justice delayed

California’s shrinking budget is wreaking havoc on its judicial system, at a time when economic woes have led to an even greater need. As evictions, child support modifications and debt collections continue to clog the dockets, courtrooms are closing their doors, or struggling with diminished staff and reduced hours.
Ameila Earhart With Airplane

The hunt for Amelia Earhart’s long lost Lockheed continues

One of the greatest mysteries of modern American history centers on aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
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