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Congress May Shift Climate Research Away from NASA

By Scott Waldman Lawmakers are remaking NASA in order to leave parts of the agency’s earth science program untouched but remove its climate change research. It’s still unclear exactly how[...]


Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

By James Gallagher Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists. The earliest that children tend to be diagnosed at present is at the[...]


A Letter to Richard from Korea

This lovely letter is an example of the kind of thing that makes it all worthwhile. It must have been among those handed to me at one of[...]


Can I Learn to Think More Rationally?

By Daniel Willingham The short answer is yes: you can learn to think more rationally but only about specific subjects. Enhancing rational thinking overall is much more difficult. Before exploring[...]


EPA staff told to prepare for Trump executive orders

By David Shepardson, Timothy Gardner and Richard Valdmanis | WASHINGTON Staff at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been told that President Donald Trump is preparing a handful of[...]


Church & State

WA Supreme Court Rejects Florist’s Religious Freedom Defense of Same-Sex Wedding Refusal

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd In a closely watched case involving a florist's refusal to provid[...]


Congressional Panel Hears About Real Threats To Religious Freedom

Liz HayesWall of SeparationConservatives in Congress yesterday convened a hearing on “religiou[...]


Congressional Panel Wanted to Ignore Real Threats To Religious Freedom

Liz HayesWall of SeparationYesterday a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee convened a hear[...]


President Trump’s Responses to Questions About Anti-Semitism Raise Concerns

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd In his White House press conference yesterday, President Trump wa[...]


Religion permeates Wisconsin voucher system

Wisconsin's statewide school voucher program is now completely religious in nature — a forewar[...]


Washington Supreme Court Says There’s No Constitutional Right To Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples

Andrew NellisWall of SeparationToday, the Supreme Court of the state of Washington issued an importa[...]


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Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

I was born in Iran; I am a migrant, a refugee. But I am not the “authentic other” that xenophobes love to hate nor am I the “authentic Muslim” promoted by the Islamists. To me, they are…

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

I was born in Iran; I am a migrant, a refugee. But I am not the “authentic other” that xenophobes love to hate nor am I the “authentic Muslim” promoted by the Islamists. To me, they are…

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

I was born in Iran; I am a migrant, a refugee. But I am not the “authentic other” that xenophobes love to hate nor am I the “authentic Muslim” promoted by the Islamists. To me, they are…

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

I was born in Iran; I am a migrant, a refugee. But I am not the “authentic other” that xenophobes love to hate nor am I the “authentic Muslim” promoted by the Islamists. To me, they are…

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

Common humanity should be at the core of our politics

I was born in Iran; I am a migrant, a refugee. But I am not the “authentic other” that xenophobes love to hate nor am I the “authentic Muslim” promoted by the Islamists. To me, they are…

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