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Recent Blog Entries

CFI Tells Senate: Tillerson’s Ties to Russia, Views on Human Rights Must Be Scrutinized

Michael De Dora — January 11, 2017

The Center for Inquiry has submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations urging that, during its confirmation hearing for Secetary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, members thoroughly question Mr. Tillerson regarding his close ties to the Russian government, including President Vladimir Putin, and his views regarding the role of advancing fundamental human rights in American foreign diplomacy.


Urgent — Tell Your Senators: Don’t Let Betsy DeVos Off the Hook for Privatizing Public Education

Michael De Dora — January 09, 2017

If your senator is on the Senate committee tasked with holding the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, message them now! 

CFI Urges Senators: Question Betsy DeVos on Plans for Privatization and Religion in Public Education

Michael De Dora — January 09, 2017

The Center for Inquiry has submitted a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions requesting that, during its confirmation hearing for Secetary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, members thoroughly question Ms. DeVos regarding her history of supporting efforts to privatize public education, her beliefs about the importance of the public education system, and her plans for improving that system.