* Massimo Pigliucci has gone on record as disavowing the 'atheist movement', such as it is. Apparently the straw that broke the camel's back was Sam Harris' performance with Noam Chomsky, which Harris and his fans saw as an embarrassing non-attempt by Chomsky to engage with Harris' studied views about war, and everyone else saw as Harris acting like a jackass. I admit, I've been skeptical of Harris' transcendental meditation crap, especially his insistence that he's peered deep inside and found no 'self', but admittedly the Chomsky affair at least supports the claim that the man has no self-awareness.
* Christianity down, irreligion up in the latest Pew Forum poll. One prediction of mine seems to have been borne out, namely that the spread of irreligion is primarily taking place among the less educated portion of the population. That's the dirty secret of the New Atheism: it largely attracted idiots. Unfortunately, idiots are a pretty sizable population bloc.
* Amused by the GOP as usual, who cannot declare immigration, abortion, gay marriage and everything else as 'lost causes' fast enough, but holy hell, they will go to bat for "free trade" even after going down in flames. It's not even a bitter surprise anymore.
* Are people going to recognize yet that Hillary Clinton is not the inevitable president in 2016? She has a shot, but let's face it - if she was unstoppable, she wouldn't have been stopped in 2008. People don't seem to realize that while Bill Clinton is a master bullshitter and good at building support, that ability doesn't get transferred to Hillary by marriage.