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Expand CDC Precautions Based Upon Evidence-Based Science: Quarantine, Not a Ban

All major public health organizations, including the International Red Cross, challenge the scientific merits of a travel ban on African nationals traveling from Ebola-affected countries. It doesn't take a leap to appreciate the political...Show More Summary

New Studies, Reports Heighten Need for Action on Climate Change

For years our Congress has ignored humans' impact on climate change. Many members of Congress have used terms like "pseudoscience" and ignored the fact that 97 percent of scientists studying the issue have concluded that climate change...Show More Summary

Many Questions Loom Ahead of Ukrainian Elections

This Sunday, October 26th, Ukrainians will elect a new Parliament, continuing Ukraine's democratic process despite an undeclared war in the east of the country. The current Parliament, elected in October 2012, remains largely a holdover from the regime of former President Victor Yanukovych. Show More Summary

Battling Polarization in Politics: Why Van Jones, Newt Gingrich, Ralph Nader and the Tea Party Are Working Together

In the San Francisco Bay Area, where trans-everything is popular, a new political movement is taking form: transpartisanship. From Van Jones, Ralph Nader, and Joan Blades on the left, to Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist and George Shultz...Show More Summary

Between Autocracy and Democracy in Hong Kong: Is Compromise Possible?

Hong Kong is part of China, but enjoys a charmed existence. Administered separately from the rest of the People's Republic of China, the territory respects civil liberties while hosting the world's freest economy. But democratic Hong...Show More Summary

'Silence Encourages the Tormentor, Never the Tormented'

Every time I look into the eyes of a victim of domestic violence and listen to her or his story, I can see and hear how important it is for them to speak safely about what they've endured. In the decade I've worked with survivors and advocated on their behalf, I've come to understand that nothing amplifies violence like silence. Show More Summary

The Draft: Missing in the Inadequate Debate Over the Ongoing Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Conspicuously absent from the minimal public debate over our ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the taboo subject of reinstating the draft in this country. As the U.S. extends its military presence in Afghanistan for another ten...Show More Summary

California's Young Voter Problem Requires a Social Solution

Monday was the last day for Californians to register to vote in November's general election and for the next two weeks, we'll be inundated with political and advocacy groups' most heated rhetoric of the campaign season. But if June's...Show More Summary

Closer to the Finish Line

With opportunity gaps widening for poor children and children of color, new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education offers new hope and protection from discrimination. For the first time in 13 years,...Show More Summary

Turkey's 'Road to Damascus' Moment

The ongoing fighting in and around the Syrian town of Kobani nestled along the border with Turkey has captured the world's attention. With the assistance of U.S. air support, the Syrian Kurdish fighters have beaten back concerted attacks from the forces of the Islamic State. Show More Summary

Should the US Get More Involved in the Middle East?

Earlier this month, the U.K. newspaper the Telegraph published an article voicing how Americans feel about the Middle East: "worried, but more than anything, frustrated and confused." Sounds about right. Americans find themselves torn between action and inaction, not knowing what to think. Show More Summary

5 Reasons the LGBT Community Should Not Sit Out This Election

With only a week and a half to go, the word among political pundits is that most progressive voters will stay home on November 4th. While midterm elections are not as sexy as the ones in which we get to pick a president, here are five...Show More Summary

Local LE Chipping Away at the Fourth Amendment

The Bill of Rights was designed to protect the People from their government. That's quite literally becoming history today as new challenges, now from local law enforcement, chip away at the Fourth Amendment's protections of privacy....Show More Summary

Our Planet's Primal Scream -- Is Anyone Listening?

Recent headlines have sounded the alarm on the mounting impacts of climate change. Over the past few months, we have seen everything from the hottest summer on record, to historic droughts and extreme wildfires ravaging communities in...Show More Summary

Sam Brownback vs. Paul Davis Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Kansas Governor's Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Sam Brownback vs. Paul Davis Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement...Show More Summary

Indonesia's New President Should Use His Popularity To Push Through These 3 Policies

At the start of this week, Joko Widodo took over as president of the world's third largest democracy, Indonesia. He has stepped onto a tightrope, balancing between the electorate's impossibly high expectations and the demands of a complex, deeply transactional political system. Show More Summary

Odds Are, You Are Suspicious

When you get off a train, do you get off ahead of passengers? Or do you get off behind passengers? When you're going on a trip, do you come off as nervous? Or are you an unusually calm traveler? How about if you make a phone call atShow More Summary

Yellowing Journalism

Saturday, September 27, 1941: Bold headlines scream across the front page of the New York Post: "REDS SMASH CRIMEA DRIVE; NAZI'S TAKE 665,000 NEAR KIEV." And... "F.D.R. Hails 14 Liberty Ships as Blow at Hitler." This yellowing edition...Show More Summary

Economic Issues Could be Decisive in Brazilian Presidential Election

With Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff now facing Aécio Neves (of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party, PSDB) in the second round of elections on October 26, much of the discussion is focusing on economic issues. These are often badly...Show More Summary

Ebola Is Not A Political Issue

A hospital isolation ward in Gulu, Uganda, during the October 2000 outbreak I view Ebola as an enemy. This is war. Now is not the time to politicize Ebola and attack our leadership. We can discuss how this health crisis could have been...Show More Summary

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