Geert Wilders ‘Wins’ Dutch Elections

The trend toward hard-right parties continues.

Israel and the al-Shifa Hospital

It’s likely legal and almost certainly won’t matter.

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

It’s happened. What does it mean?

Is Autocracy Really Winning?

A depressing magazine piece argues it is.

Burma Military Coup Ousts Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi and her top officials are under house arrest.

Taiwan Becomes First Asian Nation To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan has become the first nation in Asia to legally recognize same-sex marriage.

Erdogan Consolidates and Extends Power

Turkey’s authoritarian leader is going to be around for a long time.

Ireland Set To Vote On Lifting Abortion Ban

Tomorrow, Irish voters will head to the polls to decide whether or not to scrap a Constitutional Amendment that bans abortion in essentially all circumstances.

Boko Haram Returns Kidnapped Girls, Warns Against Sending Back to School

The Nigerian terrorist group has released an unknown number of the 110 girls kidnapped from a boarding school last month.

Trump Administration Issues Revised Muslim Travel Ban

President Trump has issued a revised ban on travel from six predominantly Muslim nations.

Trump’s Defense of Putin

The President throws the US under the bus to defend Putin.

Former Egyptian President Morsi Sentenced to Death

Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first truly-elected president, has been sentenced to death by the government which ousted him in a coup.

Obama Faults Sony For Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters, Vows Response To North Korea

President Obama criticized Sony for backing down, and said that the U.S. would respond to North Korea’s cyber attack “at a place and time we choose,”

Obama’s Kill Rules Keeping Obama From Killing

President Obama’s new rules for killing Americans with drones are proving inconvenient.

Supreme Court Turns Aside Challenge To NSA Data Mining

An unusual challenge to the NSA’s data mining program reaches its expected end in the Supreme Court.

Privacy Group Petitions Supreme Court Over FISA Court

A privacy rights group has filed a Petition with the Supreme Court regarding recent actions by the FISA Court.

Who are the LRA?

Some information on Joseph Kony and the LRA.

Texas Abolishes ‘Last Meal’ Before Executions

Texas is ending the time-honored tradition of allowing condemned men to pick their last meal before being put to death.

Despite Controversy And Doubt, Troy Davis Was Executed In Georgia Last Night

The execution of Troy Davis brings back to the forefront the reasons why the death penalty is inherently flawed.

Atrocities Being Committed By Libyan Rebels Against Black Libyans

Reports are coming out of Libya that paint the Libyan rebels in a very unkind light.

Death Penalty: US vs. The World

Amnesty International is drawing attention to capital punishment in the United States, with bad math and a credulous media on its side.

Spreading Democracy by Force? Of Course!

Should we spread liberal democracy by force? If necessary!

Boot Camp as Torture

Gitmo Analogies