Entries by David Niose

On Trump’s Snub of the Press

Donald Trump has decided not to attend the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the first president in 36 years to decline the invitation. In my latest article in The Humanist, I argue this is good news. Full story here.  

Another Legal Victory

Our legal team’s latest church-state victory comes from Missouri, where a federal court ruled in our favor in a case involving a school district that has been sending students on field trips to a Christian ministry. The American Humanist Association sent a complaint letter to the Joplin School District two years ago, but the district […]

March for Science is April 22

With the success of the Women’s March on Washington last month, another idea for rallying has gained traction — a March for Science. In today’s post-truth America, the denial and misuse of science is widespread, and the March for Science is an attempt to push back. Here’s my latest Psychology Today piece, discussing the issue […]

New event: Boston, January 25

I’ll be at Boston University on Wednesday night, January 25, at 7:30, discussing the topic, “The Danger of Claiming Rights Come from God.” The event is hosted by the Disproof Atheism Society and will be held in room 442 of the Photonics Center. More details here.  

New event: Providence, Rhode Island, January 9

I will be in Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday night, January 9, at an event sponsored by the Humanists Of Rhode Island, speaking on the topic of “Humanism in Trump’s America.” The event takes place at the Rochambeau Library, 708 Hope Street, with a start time of 7 p.m. More details here. If you’re in […]

AHA Back in Court: Fourth Circuit Appeal

Our American Humanist Association legal center was back in court yesterday, this time in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing for removal of a 40-foot Christian cross from a traffic median in Bladensburg, Maryland. Coverage from the Washington Post here.

Corporate Power and the Demise of Democracy

My latest Psychology Today article looks at the powerlessness of average citizens in 2016 and the frustration and anger that flow from it. After all, it was just such powerlessness that ultimately produced the voter backlash that led to Donald Trump’s election. So why are ordinary people so powerless? It’s because institutional interests control the […]