A protest against religious speakers on campus
December 15th, 2017

It was a typical morning at San Francisco State University when Ken Ferrer and two fellow Christian activists arrived on campus to stage their demonstration. The trio set up in highly-trafficked area of campus, armed with signs that read: “WARNING, … Continue reading

Santa Con New York
December 15th, 2017

Christmas is a religious holiday, right? I mean, it has to be… it’s quite literally a celebration of the birth of Christ. Well, not so fast. They say perception is reality, and a new study from Pew Research Center shows … Continue reading

A Confederate statue being torn down
December 13th, 2017

This past summer brought a wave of reckoning that swept across the country, as scores of statues and monuments celebrating the Confederacy were removed from the public eye. In total, at least 30 cities oversaw the removal of one or more statues. Was it the right move? Continue reading

Giving to charity
December 12th, 2017

Giving money to charitable organizations makes us feel good about ourselves, but is it always a good thing to donate? Can giving to charity actually be a waste? Continue reading

Trump names Jerusalem capital of Israel
December 12th, 2017

When it comes to city politics, it doesn’t get much more complicated than Jerusalem. Now, a U.S. decision to officially recognize it as the capital of Israel puts an already-hostile situation at even higher risk of boiling over. Continue reading

Although controversial, polygamy won't be disappearing anytime soon.
November 30th, 2017

When asked, most people will probably characterize polygamy as a relic of the past. After all, it was outlawed in the United States way back in the mid-1800s. How could it possibly still be happening? Contrary to popular understanding, polygamy … Continue reading

A sign encouraging voters to "vote no" on same-sex marriage in Australia
November 22nd, 2017

In a nonbinding referendum last week, Australians voted in favor of allowing gay couples to legally marry. The final tally: 61 percent in favor, 39 percent against. And while supporters of same-sex marriage are no doubt still celebrating this resounding victory, the months-long campaign revealed just how vast the cultural divide is on this issue. Continue reading

So-called transracial individuals are sparking debate
November 17th, 2017

A majority of people now accept the notion that someone’s gender at birth doesn’t necessarily match their real gender. Now, similar arguments are being made about race. Is transracialism real? Continue reading

Famous people accused of sexual misconduct
November 13th, 2017

Over the past few months, countless victims have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and/or assault committed by powerful people. The most recent accusations to be made public involve Roy Moore, a leading candidate for the open Alabama Senate … Continue reading

Taking the oath of citizenship
November 13th, 2017

Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo is a French green-card holder on the verge of becoming a full-fledged U.S. citizen. All the paperwork is in order, and there’s just one thing left to do: take the oath of citizenship. But therein lies the … Continue reading