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Recent Blog Entries

CFI and Dawkins Foundation Urge FTC to Stop Homeopathy’s False Advertising

Michael De Dora — November 23, 2015

The Center for Inquiry and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science are urging the Federal Trade Commission to put an end to false advertising by the manufacturers of homeopathic products. 

CFI, Allies Urge Secretary Kerry to Press Saudi King Over Death Sentences for Shia Muslims

Michael De Dora — November 20, 2015

The Center for Inquiry is amongst 17 organizations and two individuals that sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, urging him to press Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to halt the execution of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr and several other demonstrators from the country's marginalized Eastern Province. 

Federal Education Bill Does Not Include School Voucher Scheme

Michael De Dora — November 16, 2015

Congressional lawmakers have announced a preliminary agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) — and thankfully have excluded language that would create or lead to a private school voucher scheme.