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The Devil Has Been Busy | Steve Berman

The Devil Has Been Busy | Steve Berman

If you’re over 40, you probably remember the recurring Dana Carvey Saturday Night Live bit called “Church Lady.” For Church Lady, every question leads to just one answer: Satan. The devil is responsible for everything. We laugh, but many evangelical Christians in America would agree with that sentiment. Whenever something challenging to their own beliefs, …

Lock Them Up: Jan 6 Political Prisoners | Steve Berman

Lock Them Up: Jan 6 Political Prisoners | Steve Berman

Look at this one sentence in the final paragraph of a story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Friday edition. The story was about the arrest of Kevin Douglas Creek, a roofing contractor from Alpharetta, for his role in the January 6th Capitol insurrection, which AJC called a “riot.” The sentence is: Creek does not appear to …

Let Elephants be Elephants, For God’s Sake | Steve Berman

Let Elephants be Elephants, For God’s Sake | Steve Berman

A panel of judges in New York is about to decide if elephants should be given “human rights,” as in standing in a court, the right of habeas relief, and as such, personhood. I’m not kidding. The Nonhuman Rights Project filed suit against the owner of an elephant, seeking to smash through the human-nonhuman barrier. The New York …