The Pleasures of Sexual Science

A few weeks ago I had the honor of addressing the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. Everyone was very nice to me, and my talk was received enthusiastically. But that wasn’t nearly the... Read More

The Hopeless Keystone XL Pipeline

Over the course of two weeks of sustained protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline—lasting from August 20 to September 3—over 1,000 individuals were arrested while participating in a peaceful sit-in in front of the... Read More

Lt. Dan Choi: The Face of a Movement

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks decided she had had enough. When the driver of a crowded Montgomery bus decided to extend the “whites only” seating past the section Rosa Parks was occupying, she refused... Read More

A Costly Chill in the Air

From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the United States Armed Forces have left bullets and boot prints all over the world, building enough square mileage of domestic military installations to rival... Read More

Raising the Flag

I find myself needing to tell a simple story, one that highlights my family, my community, and the everyday reality of being a humanist at heart and in life. Sitting down for dinner one evening,... Read More