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Preview: Charlotte activists who took down S.C. Confederate flag speak with Creative Loafing

Charlotte-area activist James Tyson is no stranger to being thrown in jail for what he believes in. He’s been arrested for activist activities during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in 2012 and again during Moral Monday activities in Raleigh in 2014.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

POLL: Which "All-New, All-Different Marvel" Spider-title are You Most Excited For?

With Peter Parker, Miles Morales, Spider-Gwen and more joining the post-"Secret Wars" Marvel U which Spider-series are you most looking forward to?

'Terminator Genisys' threat assessment: Is tech really coming for us?

LOS ANGELES — Earlier this week a story went around that an artificial intelligence program had, in the course of a conversation about ethics, become testy with its human inquisitor's insistence that it define morality. Highlights from...Show More Summary

Study finds antidepressants affect morality and decision-making

19 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Healthy people who are given commonly prescribed mood-altering drugs see significant changes in the degree to which they are willing to tolerate harm against themselves and others, according to a study published Thursday. The research has implications for understanding human morality and...

Martha Thomases: Stupid People and Irresistible Knowledge

Banning books is stupid. I mean, you probably already oppose book banning. It violates the First Amendment. But I’m not talking about the law or morality. I’m talking about the stupid. All summer, ComicMix and The Tweeks will be urging kids and parents to read graphic novels that are being banned from school libraries. Here […]

Girl Scouts reject anti-transgender gift, then triple the money

The moral dilemma began with a $100,000 check to the Girl Scouts of Western Washington -- enough to send 500 girls to summer camp, Scout leaders knew. 

Healing a Wounded Sense of Morality

Many veterans are suffering from a condition similar to, but distinct from, PTSD: moral injury, in which the ethical transgressions of war can leave service members traumatized.

Catholic Colleges In No Rush To Divest From Fossil Fuels After Pope's Encyclical

20 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Students at Catholic universities across the United States are hoping the pope's encyclical on the environment, which lays out a moral argument for addressing climate change, will help them persuade their schools to drop...Show More Summary

Medical News Today: How do antidepressants affect moral decision-making?

The effects on moral decision-making of citalopram and levodopa - commonly prescribed drugs that affect the brain's levels of serotonin and dopamine - are compared in a new study.

Rick Perry: It’s the GOP’s duty to reach out to black voters

WASHINGTON – Former governor Rick Perry took his case for the GOP presidential nomination to the nation’s capital Thursday, arguing that it is the Republican Party’s moral and historical duty to court black voters. “For too long, we Republicans have been content to lose the black vote because we found we didn’t need it to win,” he […]

Study finds that driving an electric car on the East Coast probably leads to more pollution than gas-guzzling cars

One of the main selling points of electric cars is the Captain Planet appeal you get when driving down the highway, trailing absolutely zero pollutants behind you. But a new study by a team of economists suggests this moral satisfaction might be misguided — at least if you live on the East Coast. Show More Summary

Commonly prescribed drugs affect decisions to harm oneself and others

Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decision-making experiment. In contrast,...Show More Summary

Killer Mike Doesn’t Hit His Wife, And Other Reasons Hip-Hop Is More Moral Than Bill O’Reilly

It’s a common trope, if you are a right-wing bigot: Racism doesn’t hurt black people, hippity-hop rap music hurts black people, what with its jiving and twerking and PULL THOSE PANTS UP, and BACK IN MY DAY! In recent months, Fox News white...Show More Summary

Germany's Morality Play

If you want to understand the meta-politics of the Greek financial crisis, and why that country's European creditors are probably winning the spin war over responsibility for it, you need...

The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

Pope Francis's recently released Encyclical "Laudato Si" makes a strong moral case for climate action. It is a powerfully-written, wide-ranging document, and is already influencing decision makers and observers preparing for the U.N....Show More Summary

Greece vs. Germany: Behind a Veil of Morality vs. Technocracy, the Germans are Winning the War of the Narrative

Just a quick note on Greece. Although I've often written at greater length on the Greek crisis, in shorter posts I often sound as If I blame the whole thing on Germany. That's shorthand, though, and fairly sloppy shorthand. Here's the thing: Greece bears plenty of blame in this whole debacle. Show More Summary

Penn & Teller perform baffling card trick on TODAY

As they prepare for their new Broadway show, "bad boys of magic" Penn Jillette and Teller are in Studio 1A to dazzle Willie Geist, Natalie Morales and Ellie Kemper with a baffling card trick.

Never again

I think we can all agree by now that Republicans have not a single useful thing to say about rape. The whole notion of consent confuses them and no human alive can draw firm absolute moral lines about abortion and talk about rape at the same time. Even the GOP gets it, at least from [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

How Zionism Corrupts Judaism

Judaism is a religion based on humanistic principles offering powerful arguments for social justice, but it has been hijacked by Zionists who have twisted it into an excuse for ethnic cleansing and mass murder, as Professor of Moral Theology Daniel C. Maguire describes. By Daniel C. Maguire Like the Palestinian people, Judaism is also suffering from siege and occupation.…

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