Five Crazy Beliefs That Are Still Less Fringe Among Young People Than Opposing Marriage Equality

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 2:55 pm

It is sometimes hard to get across how incredibly fringe opposition to marriage equality is among the Millennials. Thankfully, Public Policy Polling’s new “conspiracy theory” poll provides a surprisingly useful point of comparison.


Nearly Every Voter Supports Universal Gun Background Checks

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 9:22 am

To say that support for universal background checks for gun sales is overwhelming would be an understatement. A new Quinnipiac poll shows that almost every registered voter backs the policy change.

Pull Up a Chair and Be Strange

By: Saturday June 9, 2012 5:00 am

Morning Firepups! As most of you are aware, I’m all about science and things scientific. I’m one of those people who needs hard, solid, empirical evidence in order to be convinced of the veracity of claims. Don’t have the evidence? Then don’t waste your time and mine trying to convince me. And anecdotal “evidence” is not evidence at all. Don’t even try to woo me with astrology or pyramid power. The fastest way for a guy who wants to ask me out to get shot down is to ask what my sign is.

Now that I’ve almost certainly made you think that I’m a close minded skeptic who wears blinders and never considers the possibility of something more, let me qualify that

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