Let’s Deal with It! A Rational Response to Sexual Harassment in Secular Spheres
At one point in my career as an engineer in the aerospace industry, my duties included delivering training for, and ensuring compliance with, our organization’s sexual harassment policy. As you may imagine, the emotional responses... Read More
Drones in U.S. Flight Paths: What Could Go Wrong?
On February 14 President Obama signed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 into law, authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (known as drones) into the national airspace system by... Read More
Legalizing Sexual Harassment and Legislating Rape Republican Statehouses Declare War on Women
One easily predictable but generally unexpected result of the 2010 Republican sweep of statehouses around the country has been a plethora of angry man-boy legislators transforming their contempt for women into legislation. In Arizona, the... Read More
Going Anti-Postal What kind of nation won’t fund a Post Office?
There was a time not too long ago when mantles lined with Christmas cards were as ubiquitous as Christmas trees, when birthdays bestowed us with similar arrays, when the letter carrier would regularly visit our... Read More
Why Aren’t More Kids Celebrating Darwin Day?
For several years the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island has celebrated Darwin Day on or around February 12 (Charles Darwin’s birthday). Last year’s Darwin Day/Stand Up For Science Day was our best yet. Dr.... Read More
A Dangerous Groundswell
Attention to the issue of sex trafficking in the United States has risen dramatically over the last few years to the point of a moral panic. As defined by the Department of Health and Human... Read More
A Free Speech Challenge for Parents
Should a thirteen-year-old be able to purchase a school-shooting simulator without parents’ knowledge or consent? The Supreme Court says that freedom of speech requires they do have that opportunity. On June 27, in a 7-2... Read More