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Op-Ed: 2014 — The best of times, the worst of times

A truly wonderful, weird, horrific, hopeful, hateful year, there's something in 2014 for everyone whether your pollyannaish or plutocratic, smart or smarmy.

Op-Ed: Christopher Hitchens remembered three years on

December 15 will mark the third anniversary of Christopher Hitchens' death, arguably the greatest polemecist, essayist, contrarian, provocateur, orator, and public intellectual of his generation.

Op-Ed: An open letter to Rex Murphy regarding 'The angry atheist'

Originally intended as a letter to Rex Murphy in response to "The Angry Atheist", it is now open as writing directly appears unavailable...

Review: 'Unhitched — The Trial of Christopher Hitchens'

Christopher Hitchens, the man who eviscerated Jerry Falwell the day after his death, “if you gave him an enema, he could be buried in a matchbox”, mocked the cultural decorum to not “speak ill if the dead”.

Christopher Hitchens dead at 62

Journalist Christopher Hitchens has died from complications from cancer at the age of 62, reports Vanity Fair. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last year.

Battle of the giants: high-profile Catholic v. outspoken atheist

One of the world’s most famous Catholic converts and one of atheism’s most outspoken and articulate advocates are to go head to head in open debate on whether religion is a good thing.

Op-Ed: Life, Death and Christopher Hitchens

Author, speaker, journalist and intellectual Christopher Hitchens has been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer, a rare and highly fatal form of the disease.

In Vanity Fair, the Pope morphs from criminal into villain

In an interview, author Christopher Hitchens seems to have called Joseph Ratzinger, the current Pope, an elderly criminal. The actual publication of the interview in Vanity Fair magazine has changed the word "criminal" to "villain."

Pilgrims to be charged £25 to see Pope during UK visit

As concern mounts over the cost of the Pope’s visit to Britain in September, it’s emerged that the faithful will have to cough up £25 (US$39) to see him.

Pope’s visit to UK ‘in disarray’ says secularist group

The Pope’s visit to Britain in September is in disarray, and the taxpayer shouldn't be expected to pick up the tab, says the UK’s outspoken National Secular Society.

Another Catholic child abuse letter released

Fresh allegations in the Catholic child-abuse scandal have emerged from France, where it has been alleged that a Vatican cardinal in charge of clergy around the world congratulated a French bishop for not denouncing a sexually abusive priest.

I’d like to see the Pope arrested, says atheist academic Dawkins

The atheist academic Professor Richard Dawkins says he supports a legal attempt to have Pope Benedict XVI arrested “for crimes against humanity.”

Durban II: More U.N. Efforts to Squelch Free Speech?

On Dec. 18, 2008 the U.N General Assembly passed a nonbinding resolution that condemned "defamation of religion." Western critics have said that this resolution will be used to limit freedom of speech.

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