I can’t decide whether to laugh or burst into tears.
Hours before the shutdown, a CNN journalist asks two Republican politicians if they’d be willing to forego their salaries as “non-essential members” of the federal workforce. Their response? Exactly what you’d expect: they didn’t give one.
The Article: Atheists Start PAC To Elect Nonreligious Candidates by Frank James in NPR.
The Text: Americans who count themselves among the “nones” — as in atheists, agnostics or those of no definite religious affiliation — have launched a new political action committee.
The goal? To support the election of like-minded lawmakers or, at a minimum, candidates committed to upholding the constitutional separation between church and state.
“The Freethought Equality Fund will work to elect the nones … in addition to those who will work for our rights so we can finally have the representation in Congress we deserve,” said Maggie Ardiente of the American Humanist Association, at a Washington news conference Wednesday where the new PAC was rolled out.