House Passes Bills Aimed at Stemming Human Trafficking
Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times
The House on Tuesday passed a package of bills aimed at stemming human trafficking, an issue that has slowly begun to gain national attention.
Back in 2003, Congress unanimously passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act — a bill to address a problem that, at the time, was little understood. But after that… nothing much seemed to happen for a while.
Life on the Academic Animal Farm
Robert Oscar Lopez, Public Discourse
Dehumanizing others through censorship does not befit the academy, but the pigpen.
Americans lie about how much they go to church, even if they don’t belong to one
Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post
Less than one-third of phone respondents (30 percent) admitted to attending religious services seldom or never. But online, freed from the normative pressures of interacting with another human being, 43 percent of respondents said they seldom or never went to church. Similarly, online respondents were less likely to say they went to church weekly or occasionally than were phone respondents.