The number of births per year in the United States is at a record low. Last year the fertility rate fell to 60.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15-44, a 3 percent decrease from 2016.... Read More
The human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese government against their ethnic Muslim Uyghur minority have been gaining significant media attention. With a population of fifteen million Uyghurs, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is located... Read More
In “White Privilege and Humanist Leadership,” published in the July/August Humanist, Charles Murn writes on the importance of people with white privilege stepping back so that others may lead while stepping up in other areas.... Read More
Ahead of the Curve: Regulating Artificial Intelligence Can We Expect AI to Explain Itself?
I ran across a new report recently that made me do a double-take. “When Software Rules: Rule of Law in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” was prepared by the Environmental Law Institute, and as the... Read More
In recent months we’ve all become familiar with the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault. Much of the activity has focused on allegations against men in entertainment, media, and politics. Charges against people like... Read More
"Have they no refuge or resource?" cried Scrooge. "Are there no prisons?" said the Spirit, turning on him for the last time with his own words. "Are there no workhouses?” —Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol... Read More
A few days before Christmas, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) wrote a letter to Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, requesting he desist posting weekly Bible verses on his official social media platforms. This isn’t surprising... Read More