On the Hill: Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too
This week the American Humanist Association sent out an action alert to members about H.R. 153, which would “restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the Johnson... Read More
On the Hill: It’s a Happy New Year for the Religious Right in Congress
2015 is underway, which means that a new, Republican-dominated Congress has just been sworn in. The House of Representatives, already firmly in the hands of Republicans before the midterm election, has added more conservative members... Read More
On the Hill: Senate Establishes Human Rights Caucus
Today is Human Rights Day, which according to the United Nations was created by the UN General Assembly in 1950 “to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of... Read More
On the Hill: Did Religious Voters Make a Big Difference in the Midterm Elections?
This year’s midterm elections were a tough one for progressive voters, as religious conservatives won seats in both the House and Senate. While the results may leave humanists and other secular Americans scratching their heads... Read More
On the Hill: Humanists Bid Farewell to Rep. Rush Holt
America goes to the polls today, and Congress is likely on the brink of a power shift as Republicans are predicted to pick up the Senate and several seats in the House. But perhaps the... Read More
On the Hill: Four Bills Congress Needs to Pass before the End of 2014
With the 2014 congressional elections fast approaching, Congress is on yet another recess, this one lasting until November 12. In these five weeks Representatives and Senators will meet with their constituents, check in on their... Read More
On The Hill: Which Religions Care Most About Church-State Separation?
This week I attended an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, which focused on the 2014 American Values Survey created by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). PRRI has been doing this survey... Read More