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    From reading the news, one might think that money was raining from the skies over Los Angeles last week, after the City Council voted fourteen-to-one in favor of gradually raising the minimum wage from nine dollars per hour to fifteen dollars per hour over the next five years.  Progressives lauded the new law as justice […]

    The Humanist Hour #152: 2015 AHA Annual Conference Interviews, Part I

    In this special hour and a half episode, we hear from several humanists on a variety of issues covered this past May 7-10 at the AHA’s 74th Annual Conference in Denver, CO. Listen as Kim Ellington interviews Gretta Vosper, Kevin Jagoe, Steve Hill, Joe Brady, Dr. Calvin and Tonda Kelly, Stephanie Downs Hughes, Juhem Navarro-Rivera, […]

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    Last Thursday I attended a packed congressional briefing at the US Capitol that attempted to explain what exactly the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is, what its intended purpose was, and how its current incarnation threatens both religious liberty and the fight against discrimination. According to several expert panelists at the briefing, the original intent […]

    Humanism, Doubt, and Optimism

    The following speech in acceptance of the Humanist of the Year award was delivered at the American Humanist Association’s annual conference in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

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    “Rosa Parks.” “Gloria Steinem.” “Amelia Earhart.” “Margaret Stanger.” “My mother.” These were all answers given by attendees at the American Humanist Association’s annual conference in Denver earlier this month when I asked them, “What woman would you like to see on the $20 bill?” The most common answer was actually Eleanor Roosevelt. Since she was […]

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