It's safe to say these are times of decline for the Tea Party. They can't muster any more government shutdowns. The public's view of them is decidedly negative. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, far from being cowed by the ultra...Show More Summary
The number of Syrian children who need humanitarian assistance has more than doubled in a year — according to a new report published today by UNICEF. The most hard hit: up to a million children trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or are hard to reach because of violence. Under Siege – […]
Thanks a Million+, American Airlines employees and customers for supporting UNICEF! Today at the Chicago International Airport we celebrated a great achievement: the employees and customers of American Airlines helped raise over $1Show More Summary
This piece originally ran at the Guardian. "Whether you are Google or Facebook," Snowden said Monday, "you can do these things in a responsible way where you can still get the value." “You are the firefighters,” National Security Agency...Show More Summary
If you missed the rousing speech delivered by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom over the weekend at the state’s Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles, do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes to give it a watch. In the strongest language...Show More Summary
Child Protection Specialist Masumi Yamashina and other UNICEF staff members were trapped for nearly a week in a U.N. compound in Malakal, South Sudan, amidst fierce fighting for control of the town. More than 20,000 people who had been displaced by the crisis in the world’s youngest country were also sheltering in the compound. Below […]
Clickr/Cindy Darling T he Ozarks, a plateau carved by rivers and streams into what are generously called mountains, have always felt like their own American planet, jutting up from what should be uninterrupted plains. They cover theShow More Summary
Casey Rotter is Founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation, a diverse group of young professionals who support UNICEF’s programs. Think about it: how many times have you left the faucet running when you stepped away from the sink? How long was your shower this morning? Was your last sip of water from a bottle or a tap? […]
Public Domain A still from Frank Capa's War Comes to America (1945) Even though George W. Bush relished comparing Saddam Hussein to Hitler, the mind boggles at imagining Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino all donning uniform for the duration to make films championing the Iraq war's righteousness. Show More Summary
Flickr/Newshour New Jersey governor Chris Christie at the Republican National Convention in 2012 F or those anxiously awaiting the emergence of a less-extreme Republican Party, 2014 got off to a depressing start. The Bridgegate scandal...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on a bill that when signed into law would end the death penalty in the state.
It may still only be 2014 on your Gregorian calendar, but for the political gossip press, it might as well be 2016 because it seems like all they can talk about is the presidential election that is 2.5 years away. For example, pundits were abuzz when Hillary Clinton made an unfortunate Putin/Hitler comparison last week. Show More Summary
The change in the social perception of drunk driving is one of the great public health success stories of the last half-century. It went from being perceived as an amusing bit of recklessness to something truly despicable, and today drunk driving deaths are half of what they were a few decades ago. Show More Summary
Learn about the "digital arms race" between activists and repressive governments at our SXSW panel.
This week, the United Nations Human Rights Committee will review U.S. compliance with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by the U.S. in 1992. The review will cast light on a dark underbelly of American exceptionalism — our refusal to acknowledge that human rights treaties have effect overseas. Show More Summary
For decades, thinkers on the left have wondered why the working class regularly votes against its own interests, upending what Marx believed would be an inevitable march from democracy to socialism. In his book, What’s the Matter with...Show More Summary
Unidentified men have threatened and intimidated Mario in response to his public statements about the killing of his brother.
EM (Eritrea) and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSC 12 – read judgment The Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision on the correct test for when an asylum seeker or refugee resists their return to another EU country (here Italy) in which they first sought or were granted asylum. […]
Sacramento Kings stars like Rudy Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, Ben McLemore, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson joined forces with a group of high school students from the United Nations International School (UNIS) yesterday in New York City for a shared mission: help UNICEF get clean, safe water to kids around the world. I learned […]
Many Iranians will not be able to celebrate Nowruz with their loved ones because they have been imprisoned for their activism. Send them a card today to tell them they are not forgotten.