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Dr. Bob Bhaerman, education director for the Kochhar Humanist Education Center, commends President Obama’s plan to support pre-K education, as long as humanist values such as critical thinking and compassion remain key elements of the program.
Popular singer and entertainer Beyoncé is being criticized in the media for appearing to be anti-feminist. AHA’s Grassroots Coordinator Sadie Rothman comments on why feminism needs to be about freedom of choice, not control.
Now that President Obama has made clear his support for immigration reform, AHA’s Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger thinks it’s time for humanists to take a stand in support of a more open policy.
AHA Communications Associate and our resident expert on atheist music, Brian Magee, interviews singer and songwriter Shelley Segal (best known for her atheist song "Saved") on her new album, Little March.
The AHA’s communications department is expanding! Learn more about our new staff person and communications assistant, Sarah Anne Hughes.
Joan Reisman-Brill answers your questions this week about a family who lied about a death in the family and a woman’s friend who takes advantage of stores’ return policies.
This week’s poem is by HNN poetry editor Daniel Thomas Moran, inspired by a wedding he recently attended in India.
Here’s a hilarious new comic by The Atheist Pig!
During last night's State of the Union address, President Obama presented a bold progressive agenda for the next four years, from raising the minimum wage to providing pre-K education for all children, and we at the American Humanist Association look forward to supporting many of the initiatives mentioned, especially passage of the Violence Against Women Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Of course, many humanists and atheists were counting the number of references to God and faith (3 each, if you were curious) and may have been particularly irritated when Obama said, referring to the military, "We must all do our part to make sure our God-given rights are protected here at home." Roy Speckhardt, American Humanist Association executive director, responded best by saying, "The universal right to vote isn't God-given, but humanity achieved, as is underlined by our need to keep striving toward that goal."
What are your thoughts about the President's State of the Union speech? Which part of the President's plan are you most or least excited about? Write to us at email@example.com and we may publish your comments in an upcoming issue of HNN.
A resolution expressing support for Darwin Day was introduced by Rep. Rush Holt in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday.
Ever wonder where Valentine’s Day really comes from? AHA Grassroots Coordinator Sadie Rothman researches the Hallmark holiday’s origins. (Whipping is involved.)
You might call it hate mail. But we call them “love letters”! Check out some of the hilarious “love letters” we’ve received over the years.
AHA Legislative Associate Matthew Bulger criticizes President Obama’s approval of targeted killings of American citizens without due process.
This week we feature feminist, social activist and pioneering civil rights lawyer Florynce Kennedy.
The AHA recently hired a new Web Content Manager, Peter Bjork! Learn about how he discovered humanism and the three people he’d like to have dinner with.