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The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income

In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that "the second machine age" of digital technologies...Show More Summary

Marijuana Prohibition in Nebraska and Oklahoma Is the Real Nuisance

The attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma have launched a lawsuit against Colorado claiming the state's 2012 voter initiative legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana is causing marijuana to come into their states, creating a...Show More Summary

Dr. Bronner's Year-End Report from the Front Lines of the Fight for Cannabis Reform and GMO Labeling

Both cannabis policy reform and the movement to label genetically engineered foods in the United States made huge strides in 2014. Major battles were won, some narrowly lost, but ultimately victory is inevitable. Our company Dr. Bronner's...Show More Summary

Anticipated CIA review panel decision not to pursue punishment of officials who conducted unauthorized search of Senate computers is unacceptable.

This weekend, The New York Times reported that the panel appointed to review the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) unauthorized search of Senate Intelligence Committee staff members' computers is expected to not recommend pursuing disciplinary action against CIA officials involved in the breach. Show More Summary

Pat Lynch, You Will Not Wage 'War' on Our Communities!

The horrific murder of two New York City police officers and the attempted murder an innocent woman over the weekend has challenged our collective humanity. There are not enough prayers and condolences we can send to the family of the...Show More Summary

CIA Torture Report: Now Is the Time to Act

Thanks to the extraordinary leadership of Senator Dianne Feinstein and the Senate Intelligence Committee staff, we now have the much-anticipated executive summary of the Committee's historic and bipartisan report on the CIA torture program post-9/11. Show More Summary

100 Years Ago: When Battlefield 'Enemies' Refused to Fight

A century ago this week, the young soldiers shivering in the first Christmas of World War 1 had no way of knowing what the "Great War" would turn into: a tragedy lasting more than four years, claiming nearly 60 million lives in the first war using deadly modern technology. Show More Summary

Let Love Arise

From protest to brutal killings, this is not what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had in mind. The tragedy of two New York City cops losing their lives makes me question, "Where is the love?" Senseless crimes are destroying families and taking...Show More Summary

Ambivalent Attitudes: The Public and Opinion Polls

Pundits have few kind words for politicians who consult public opinion polls when formulating policy. On the other hand, pollsters themselves consider polls no less than the voice of the people. But where does the public stand? A review...Show More Summary

Raising Overtime Pay Is Easier Than You Think

It has been an especially good time over the past month watching President Obama give the congressional Republicans exactly what they asked for when they decided to oppose everything he did. They have made it their mission since 2009 to obstruct, degrade and destroy, while Obama's attempted to work with them far longer than they deserved. Show More Summary

Why we should Respect Law Enforcement

This weekend two good police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were gunned down in cold blood while sitting in their squad car in New York, apparently in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police. Show More Summary

What Can Latvia's Integration With Europe Teach Ukraine?

Fabrizio Tassinari is head of foreign policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies and a visiting professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is the author of the book Why Europe Fears its Neighbors. RIGA -- Seen from Riga, one is tempted to write a counterfactual history of the Ukraine war. Show More Summary

Chuck Schumer and the Democrats' Identity Crisis: Economic Policy vs. Rhetoric

Two weeks before New York Senator Charles Schumer once again delivered for Wall Street with the omnibus budget deal, he gave a major speech in which he sounded like a progressive champion. Schumer offered a stirring defense of government...Show More Summary

Racism and Racialism Are Different

Our campuses, newspapers, sports commentary, and electronic media are filled with accusations of racism -- most recently, against police departments and sports team owners. A WSJ/NBC poll conducted shortly after the highly-publicized...Show More Summary

"Wartime Policing"

The premeditated, ambush murder of two NYPD officers over the weekend will have ramifications far beyond the borough of Brooklyn. The assassinations of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu will affect the behavior of cops everywhere. Show More Summary

Don't Forget Our Anniversary: The Surgeon General's Report

As we move into 2015, it's worth pausing to note that this month marks the 15-year anniversary of the landmark U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health -- the first and to date only one of its kind. The report established a national...Show More Summary

Is There Life After the Pontificate for Francis?

"Following Francis" is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican Correspondent for La Croix, Rome ROME -- Last year, just before Christmas, Pope Francis paid a short visit to Benedict XVI. Show More Summary

Flawed 'CRomnibus' Spending Bill Hurts Latino Families and Workers

The least productive Congress in modern history convened with great promise. The challenges Congress faced were substantial: to finally fix our broken immigration system, protect American taxpayers from unscrupulous lenders and risky financial investments, and to address 25 years of stagnating wages for the middle class. Show More Summary

United Nation's Committee Against Torture Addresses Systemic Problems in US Law Enforcement and Justice Systems

Dec. 10th was International Human Rights Day, first declared in 1950 by the United Nations in order to "bring to the attention 'of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement...Show More Summary

Obama Reborn: Change You Can Believe In

This is the guy I remember. Calm, not detached. Decisive, not timid. Smart, not brainy. Yes He Can. So where's he been? It is a fair criticism of his last two years that he seemed unable to confront a united opposition, even if he didn't waver in his stated positions. Show More Summary

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