Category Archives: Human Rights

Does Empathy Belong in Advanced Democracies?

Liberal Democracies often claim to be the gatekeepers of moral values. But is that really true?

10 Reasons the GOP Win is Disastrous for the U.S.

The recent gains in the U.S. House of Representatives and attaining the majority in the U.S. Senate are ominous for the middle class in the U.S., and for the economy.

Big Brother Has Arrived, And He Is Watching You

The massive databases of data collected by the CIA, NSA, or corporations like Target or Walmart are a threat to privacy. We should institute laws to stop them abusing our data.

Encapsulating Freedom

The Presidents Second Inaugural Address was filled with the dreams of many. We can only hope that he is able to address some small part of that dream.

The Case Against Torture

We accept torture because we believe in our moral superiority, in defiance of the Geneva Conventions. Does this not debase our moral fortitude?

A Tortured Nation

We justify torture as though we live on a Hollywood film set, where we know who the good guys are, and the bad guys have beards and turbans.

The Fraudulent War on Christmas

The imposition of Christmas traditions really amounts to a war on the beliefs on others, whether it be other religious sects, or members of the secular or humanist world.

How Conservatives Abandon Children

Despite their rhetoric about family values, conservatives care little for children or the suffering that their policies create in working families.

How the NRA Stole our Freedom

The NRA is responsible for creating a culture of fear in our society in their rush for a nation armed to the teeth.

Are Heterosexuals Better Parents?

The Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Conservative arguments are not convincing.