US: Address Impact of Covid-19 on Poor

Expand A restaurant employee with her son leaves with her paycheck, in Brooklyn, New York, March 19, 2020. The restaurant company, which has closed its four locations due to the coronavirus, laid off 650 of 850 employees.  © 2020 AP Photo/Mark Lennihan (New York) – The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has put a […]

More Americans Favor Decriminalizing Sex Work

A new report published today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Center for Transgender Equality, and 22 other United States-based human rights organizations finds that 52 percent of Americans and two-thirds of voters age 18 to 44 years support decriminalizing sex work. Decriminalizing sex work means ending laws that make it illegal […]

US Power Outages Endanger People with Disabilities

Expand A car drives through a darkened Montclair Village as Pacific Gas & Electric power shutdowns continue in Oakland, California, October 10, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Noah Berger The risk of wildfire in the US state of California led utility provider Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to institute temporary power outages around the state earlier […]

Conservatives in the Academy II: Making them want?

While some have raised concerns that Marxism is a dire problem in higher education, a more realistic concern is that higher education is dominated by liberals (or at least Democrats). Conservatives (or at least Republicans) are in the minority, sometimes to an extreme degree. Such a disparity certainly invites inquiry. One motivation, at least for […]

Why the Gaza Protests Won’t Stop

Expand Israeli forces fire tear gas towards Palestinian demonstrators near the fences separating Gaza and Israel, as seen from the Israeli side, on March 30, 2018.  © 2018 Reuters On Saturday, Palestinians in Gaza will head to the fences with Israel that effectively serve as their prison walls to mark one year since they began […]

Does Marxism Rule the Academy?

One talking point in the culture wars is that post-modern neo-Marxist college professors are indoctrinating the youth. Some take a more moderate view of college professors, simply regarding them as excessively liberal and indoctrinating the youth in liberal dogma. While I am confident that the academy is not ruled by Marxists, there are still interesting […]

Venezuela: UN Should Lead Full-Scale Emergency Response

April 4, 2019 Video Venezuela: More Aid is Needed in Humanitarian Crisis The combination of severe medicine and food shortages within Venezuela, together with the spread of disease across the country’s borders, amounts to a complex humanitarian emergency that requires a full-scale response by the United Nations secretary-general. (Washington, D.C.) – The combination of severe […]

Ten Good News Stories for Kids in 2018

Expand Women in India throughout a hygiene training included in the Great WASH Yatra. Himanshu Khagta, WASH U . s ., 2012 A few years ago, a buddy the follow on Twitter stated he found my feed really depressing. &ldquoDoesn&rsquot anything good ever happen for kids?&rdquo he requested. &nbsp Distributing disaster and gloom sometimes appears […]

Should We Have Children? – Political | WIRELESS PHILOSOPHY (corrected version)

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Jonathan Anomaly (University of Arizona) considers whether we should have children, given the costs that they create. Thanks for watching! To learn more about philosophy and critical thinking, please subscribe! http://bit.ly/1vz5fK9 More on Jonathan Anomaly: https://goo.gl/pstqkK —- Wi-Phi @ Khan Academy: http://bit.ly/1nQJcF7 Twitter: https://twitter.com/wirelessphi Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1XC2tx3 Instagram: @wiphiofficial —- Help […]