Category: Columns

Famous scientist and atheist Carl Sagan in 1980. Sagan, who died in 1996, was noted for his gratitude. (NASA / Public Domain)

The thankful atheist

The hateful atheist: it’s as common a stereotype as the perfectionist Mormon, and just as damaging. I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Illustration by Jim Atherton | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Students react to cheating professor

As we found out last week, former math professor Christine Marx resigned after she was caught taking tests for football students. Since then, the National Collegiate Athletic...

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Cheating isn’t trying

If you’re not cheating, you’re not trying, right? That is something I would always tell myself when I would face off against my older brothers in football...