How atheists -- and Satanists -- are flipping right-wing Christian bigotry on its head

After decades in the doghouse, non-believers may finally be enjoying a resurgence. A new PEW poll found the number of Americans identifying as atheists has more than doubled in the past few years, while those describing themselves as religiously unaffiliated are expected to grow to a quarter of the U.S. population by 2050. All this is matched by a decline in Americans, especially young ones, identifying as Christians.

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Here are 6 really cool things about Bernie Sanders you might not know

Three weeks ago, a slightly disheveled U.S. senator wandered out to the front lawn of the Capitol Building and declared his campaign for president. Bernie Sanders, an avowed democratic socialist from the small state of Vermont, was in.

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The match game: Connect the oligarch to the GOP politician he owns

“Whether it's the Koch brothers or Soros on the left or Sheldon," former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently said, “if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class—which we now have—then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention.”

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Here are 4 ways lawmakers still grovel to right-wing Christians -- even as religion declines in America

The proportion of conservative Christians is declining in the U.S., yet right-wing lawmakers are flipping out. Legislatures everywhere are passing religious-minded bills likely to be struck down after costly legal battles, merely to prove their allegiance to the Christian right. From Bibles to vouchers to school prayer, here’s how they’re signaling their religious stripes, even as the electorate scurries away.

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Beyoncé, Smurfs, Harry Potter and the modern right-wing Christian panic over Satan

Last week, a priest in Ireland blared a severe warning about a dark practice that was surreptitiously leading people to the “Kingdom of darkness” where "Satan and the fallen angels” waited to prey upon them.

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