Voters Ready for Nonreligious Candidates

There’s always been an assumption in American politics that a candidate will lose votes if they admit to being an atheist, or even simply by not being openly religious. Now there’s some concrete proof that... Read More

Artificial Stupidity

Computers aren’t bigoted—they’re just based on cold calculations, right? The past two years have featured a steady drumbeat of problems with various artificial intelligence (AI) procedures, centered around a common theme: they produce the same... Read More

A Religious Blitz on Our Government

In July the House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment that would allow faith-based child welfare agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ people, interfaith couples, single parents, and others. Earlier this year, I reported... Read More

Target Practice Troubled Teens, First Person Shooter Games, and the US Military

Before Nikolas Cruz shot seventeen people dead and injured seventeen others at a Parkland, 
Florida, high school on Valentine’s Day, and before Dimitrios Pagourtzis killed ten and injured thirteen at Santa Fe High School in... Read More

What Consent Means and How to Teach It

The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have highlighted how too many men have harassed or assaulted women—and men—through-out the decades and across many professions. Most attention has been focused on analyzing incidents and discussing appropriate... Read More