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July/August 2016

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    We Need to Talk about Lead’s Role in the Cycle of Poverty

    We need resources. If there was one resounding takeaway from the Center for American Progress’s event last Wednesday on “Addressing Lead Exposure in Low-Income Communities,” it’s that efforts to remediate lead paint and other health hazards in old homes across the United States are desperately underfunded. Without increased spending on such efforts, the effects of […]

    Not a Free Speech Issue—Milo Was Banned for Abuse

    Last week, for the first time ever Twitter banned a user. Abuse and bullying are common in many online communities, but this time Milo Yiannopoulos went too far for Twitter. Yiannopoulous, an advocate of #GamerGate, the harassment campaign against women in the gaming industry, had been temporarily banned in the past for similar behavior. This […]

    Film Review: Star Trek Beyond

    Note: This review contains some plot spoilers. This weekend Star Trek Beyond, the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek movie franchise, beamed its way onto the big screens, clinching the top spot for the weekend’s box office. The first in the series directed by Justin Lin (after J.J. Abrams’s departure), the film gave many […]

    Democrats Should Know that Religion Is Not a Litmus Test for Public Office

    Just days before the Democratic National Convention began in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, WikiLeaks released over 20,000 confidential documents from the Democratic National Committee (DNC), including internal emails among key DNC staff members. The emails, dated between January 2015 to May 2016, allegedly show the DNC working to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign over her opponent Bernie Sanders, […]

    The Democratic National Committee’s Insult to Atheists

    Goodbye, Democratic Party. Unless there is a major, credible act of contrition, right now, I’m outta here—for good. On Friday, a batch of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) included a little missive from a Brad Marshall. Marshall is not some clueless underling—he is the chief financial officer of the party and has […]

    Nonbelief in Nigeria: Can Critical Thinking Thrive in a Deeply Religious Society?

    I was born in Nigeria and brought up by staunchly Christian parents who, with strict discipline, imposed upon me their Christian values and ideals. When I was a child, my parents, particularly my father, read Bible passages out loud to me every evening during family devotions. This was always the worst time of the day […]

    Book Review: The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity

    BOOK BY DARREN E. GREM OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2016 304 PP; $34.95 Philip Roth’s 1971 novel Our Gang mocks Richard Nixon and his cabinet (Kissinger, Agnew, et al.) for their knavish attitude toward both the abortion question and the suffering caused by Americans in Indochina. The most humorous and spot-on caricature of the drama, however, is […]

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