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    Lack of empathy is endemic in the modern Republican party; some might argue that it’s, in fact, a completely foundational aspect of their politics. Immigrants, foreigners, gays and lesbians, blacks, women, atheists, Muslims, liberals—the GOP doesn’t have ideas, they have scapegoats. And the profound inability—or refusal—to identify with the struggles of those scapegoats is trumpeted […]

    On the Hill: Religious Right Fails To Take Down Planned Parenthood

    The presidential election may be over a year away, but certain members of Congress, most of whom belong to the religious right, are once again trying to restrict women’s healthcare options as part of a misguided political ploy that they think will help them in the upcoming election. What these hard-right government officials don’t seem […]

    America’s Violence Problem

    Once again, America is saddened by a tragic mass shooting, one that took the lives of nine innocent individuals at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, last week. In addition, hundreds of friends, family, fellow students, and others in the small Oregon community will be permanently scarred by this senseless and cowardly act of violence. […]

    LGBT History Month: A Movement of Survival

    October is LGBT History Month. While we celebrate the many LGBTQ activists and allies who helped create a world where people like me can build families in the US with less fear than at any time in our history, let us also remember how we LGBTQ people came to be characterized this way. There are […]

    The Ethical Dilemma: Conscientious Objector

    Experiencing an ethical dilemma? Need advice from a humanist perspective? Send your questions to The Ethical Dilemma at (subject line: Ethical Dilemma). All inquiries are kept confidential. Conscientious Objector: I’m an ROTC Cadet entering my senior year, which means that it is time to start planning my commissioning ceremony as I transition into officership […]

    Humanist Voices in Verse: “Theology”

    This week’s poem is by Daniel Thomas Moran, poetry editor, retired dentist and Boston University Assistant Professor, former Poet Laureate of Suffolk County, New York and the author of seven collections of poetry. He lives in Webster, New Hampshire with his wife, Karen, where he has taken on the role of Unemployed Poet and […]

    Rules Are for Schmucks: Religion and the Torture of Animals

    Most of the civilized world has laws banning gratuitous cruelty to animals. I suppose we humans can pat ourselves on the back for this because these laws don’t selfishly benefit any of us. We’re just being nice. We shouldn’t be too proud, though. There are plenty of people who torment animals in order to please […]

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