Challenging Unjust Laws Takes Prudence, Courage, and Common Sense
Russell Nieli, Public Discourse
In the real world, human goods are often in conflict with one another. This reality forces us to make difficult choices and trade-offs that cannot be eliminated or adjudicated by following simple rules.
Congress Seeks to Improve Global Anti-Trafficking Efforts
Olivia Enos, The Daily Signal
As National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month comes to a close, Congress is turning its attention to combatting human trafficking. New estimates suggest that as many as 35.8 million people are victims of human trafficking. Renewed attention on this international crisis is necessary if the U.S. is to continue to lead global anti-trafficking efforts.
We’re hardly doing anything about the single biggest killer on the planet
Gwynn Guilford, Quartz
What hardly anyone’s spending on is pollution—even though it’s the most lethal force on the planet, killing nearly 8.9 million people in 2012, the last year for which there was data.
These are the religious beliefs of Europe’s leaders—including the atheists
Kabir Chibber and Jason Karaian, Quarz
Despite the ceremony being officiated by an archbishop, Alexis Tsipras this week became the first Greek prime minister to be sworn in without taking a religious oath (pictured above). You see, Tsipras is an avowed atheist.