Despite declines in teen pregnancy and abortion rates, some conservatives aren’t ready to celebrate.
Things that vex,
Those who would
Fewer American teens are getting pregnant and the national abortion rate is falling. Time to break out [...]
When author Florence Williams learned her breast milk contained chemicals like flame retardants, she started investigating what exactly is in a breast and how that body part connects us to our children, our past, and our surroundings. When Florence Williams was nursing her second child, she had [...]
All across Corporate America, top execs are feathering their own nests at the expense of their employees. The French have a better idea. The founder of modern management science, Peter Drucker, considered excessive executive pay an assault on good enterprise management practice.
Peter Drucker, the analyst who [...]
Solitary confinement is a brutal form of prison punishment that has claimed many lives and caused untold suffering. Supermax prisons and solitary confinement units are our domestic black sites—hidden places where human beings endure unspeakable punishments, without benefit of due process in any court of law. [...]
The official reasons given for demonizing Hugo Chavez don’t hold water. You could almost hear the sigh of relief coming out of Washington at the news of Hugo Chavez’s death on March 5.
President Obama issued a brief statement that failed even to offer condolences, forcing a senior [...]
In my last blog, I wrote about Americans’ preoccupation with independence, exploring exactly what this most beloved word in our national vocabulary really means. I tried to look at some realities behind the political rhetoric of both parties.
In this blog, I am examining some attitudes we have about independence in our personal lives. Two [...]
With no financial maneuverability, political freedom becomes an abstract idea, rather than a reality one can experience. During February, I began examining some words and catchphrases that have come to define our culture today. I suggested that we need to look more closely at the implications of some [...]
Congresswoman Barbara Lee | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“This proposed department would be charged with developing national strategies and programs for violence reduction both domestically and internationally.” Washington, D.C.—Today (Feb. 15, 2013), Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced H.R. 808, the “Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2013” to create a cabinet-level Secretary and Department of Peacebuilding. The term [...]
By United Nations | Press Release
Israel has shown a pattern and practice of prisoner abuse, the need for outside, credible investigation is more urgent than ever. GENEVA (27 February 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Richard Falk, today called for an international investigation on the [...]
Interview with the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer, who argued the case before the Supreme Court. WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE INTERVIEW HERE
In its Kafkaesque decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a group of human rights organizations and journalists cannot challenge the government’s warrantless domestic surveillance program [...]
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