Hero or Traitor? The Ethics of Snowden’s Surveillance Leak
In May 2013, Edward Snowden traveled from Hawaii to Hong Kong where he met with journalist Glenn Greenwald and documentary director Laura Poitras. Since May, Snowden has released thousands of sensitive documents, revealing the existence of multiple surveillance programs, many run by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Snowden released numerous classified government documents to Greenwald and Poitras. He claimed that government agencies such as the NSA were abusing the power of mass surveil...
Putin’s Power on Display
Political unrest in the European nation Ukraine has been making world news since November 2013. On Nov. 21, President Viktor Yanukovych backed out of a trade deal with the European Union, which had been in process since February.
In December, Yanukovych tied closer bonds with Russia by sealing an economic trade deal to the outrage of Europe-supporting Ukrainians. After that, protestors took to the streets of Ukraine to express their discontent with Yanukovych.
For two months, protestors ...
Hobby Lobby Takes Contraceptives Case to Supreme Court
Hobby Lobby, a craft company created and owned by a Christian family, is arguing in the Supreme Court that its First Amendment rights have been violated by the government requirement to provide insurance with comprehensive contraceptive coverage.
This case is a response to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which mandates all people and employers purchase acceptable insurance policies containing a certain threshold of requirements, including contraceptive coverage.
The Religious Freedom ...
Rethink Creative Launches Fundraiser
Rethink Creative, a small consulting group, launched an innovative fundraiser called Art for Orphans in February.
The team leading Art for Orphans sells original photography to raise funds for orphans in Zambia. Buyers can purchase the art online for $10 a picture or $1 for an iPhone background.
Art for Orphans began with a triangular friendship between Rethink leaders, social worker Katy Gibson and Cedarville admissions counselor Adam Brandt.
Rethink Creative provides artistic ...