Halt and Show Your Papers
by Barbara Dority
In the wake of September 11, 2001, the specter of a national ID card has risen from its grave to haunt Americans once more. The concept was rejected in the 1970s and 1990s. But now that it's back we need to remind ourselves exactly why it has always been a bad idea.
Drawing a Blank: The Failure of Facial Recognition Technology in Tampa
By Jay Stanley and Barry Seinhardt
Do you ever fail to recognize a familiar face? Do you ever mistake a woman for a man or vice versa? Do you take particular notice of interesting people, people of color, and members of the opposite sex? So does facial recognition technology and its operators! Thus such surveillance is not only intrusive but can falsely identify you as a criminal.
Abortion and Breast Cancer: A Forged Link
By Joyce Arthur
Anti-abortion activists make much of the breast cancer risk supposedly incurred by women who have abortions. But the latest scientific research warrants a very different conclusion.
9/11 Conspiracy Tales: This Much We Know to Be True...
By Michael I. Niman
Not surprisingly, the Internet is rife with conspiracy theories about the terrorist attacks of 9/11. So skepticism is definitely in order. But we also need explanations for some truly disturbing facts.
Islam in the United States
By Gerald A. Larue
Is it fair to judge American Muslims by the behavior of radical Islamists elsewhere in the world? Or does the practice of Islam in the United States tend to follow the model of how religions should properly operate in a secular society?
How Corporate Law Inhibits Social Responsibility
By Robert C. Hinkley
It often takes activists and whistleblowers to expose cororate wrongdoing. Then it takes concerted effort to set matters right. But what if social responsibility became as much a corporate legal duty as the pursuit of shareholder profits?
THE ISSUE AT HAND
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
More Politics in the Pews
Putting Disarmament on the Shelf
Nuclear Space Threat
CHURCH AND STATE: Istook's Prayer Amemdment: More of the Same
WATCH ON THE LEFT: Determination Resuscitates Radio Network
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Apartheid in Isreael's Schools
CIVIL LIBERTIES WATCH: Ignore the Geneva Convention and Put Our Own Citizens at Risk
WATCH ON THE RIGHT: An Example of Military Justice
HUMANISTIC ECONOMICS: Terrorism and Nationalism
HUMANISM IN LITERATURE: A New Look at "The Man without a Country"
ALTERNATIVE VOICES: Have We Already Been Defeated?
THE CULTRE WAR: Getting Started on the Wrong Foot
A Groundbreaking Declaration
FIRST PERSON: A Tale of Two Hikes