Top 20 Most Popular

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Of the 400+ articles and recordings by Valerie Tarico collected here, these  20 are among the most popular. The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, together receiving over 2 million views and tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day I’m Grateful for One Special Abortion Provider and a Whole Line of Healthcare Professionals Who Came Before Her

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Raising two kind, curious daughters with my husband, Brian, has been the most meaningful, wonder-filled adventure of my life. That is why, on Mother’s Day, I find myself feeling profoundly grateful to the healthcare providers who made possible these twenty-five … Continue reading

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Believe Women is the Beginning of a Process, not the End

Followed blindly, ‘believe women’ diminishes both women and men—and our quest for justice. Many women who have been part of the #MeToo movement, including public leaders, continue to support Joe Biden despite Tara Reade’s accusations. Trump believers and some diehard … Continue reading

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Religious Claims Should be Held to the Same Standard as Other Advertising

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A Seattle scientist and entrepreneur named Johnny Stine proclaimed on Facebook that he had developed a vaccine that made him immune to COVID-19. He offered to sell doses to 100 other people for $400 a pop. The State Attorney General … Continue reading

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Pandemic Calls Progressives Back to Solidarity, Roots in Physical World

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Disinterest in problems/solutions/aspirations that don’t have sharp tribal boundaries around them, is a barrier to us seizing the present moment. Through much of American history, progressives have fought for tangible, physical wellbeing. We have fought for food safety, work safety, … Continue reading

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What the Religious Freedom Crowd Really Wants — An Interview with Author Katherine Stewart

Christian nationalism invents a mythical history where America’s founders were all essentially Bible-thumpers intent on establishing a so-called Christian nation. Investigative journalist Katherine Stewart didn’t think about fundamentalist Christianity much until Evangelicals targeted her daughter’s public elementary school as their … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Freethought Matters Television with Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor

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Freethought Matters Television – Trusting Doubt (27 min video) Youtube, Freedom From Religion Foundation Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker interview Valerie Tarico about her journey out of Evangelical Christianity, how the Bible denigrates women, religious trauma, raising good kids … Continue reading

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Why Conservative Religion Has Become a Disease Vector

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Religious believers are spreading coronavirus through the same mechanisms that spread religion itself. What is it about religion and COVID-19? Across the U.S., conservative Christian leaders have fought to be exempted from public health limits on social gatherings. In state … Continue reading

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