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ECONOMIC PRESSURE WORKS

The way you get compliance with human rights is with leverage. You cannot expect foreign nations to roll over unless there is a compelling reason such as an economic loss. In the case of Cambodia, the European Union is threatening … Continue reading

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REPEAL THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT

Well before the Trump Administration was ever conceived, a Supreme court ruling gave them a tool to enable religious intolerance. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) was in response to Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon … Continue reading

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ITS TIME TO STOP RESTRAINING CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS

Currently there is no federal law that protects students from the dangers and horror of being forcibly restrained in school. This practice received national attention in 1998 when a 4-year-old autistic girl with cerebral palsy was retrained in a wooden … Continue reading

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REGAIN OUR PLACE AS A MORAL AUTHORITY

Just speaking to the North Korean leader is not leadership. President Trump on behalf of the United States should raise the issue of human rights in North Korea and attach it as a condition to future talks and any potential … Continue reading

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THE QUESTION IN CONNECTICUT IS HOW DID WE GET TO THIS POINT?

Certain public policies involving gerrymandering at times beg the question, how did we get to this point? Case in point is how Connecticut counts inmates for the purposes of creating legislative districts. The policy is now being challenged in National … Continue reading

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ABUSE OF THE DISABLED IN AUSTRALIA FINALLY BEING ADDRESSED

Australia’s Constitution at section 78 reads as follows: “The Parliament may make laws conferring rights to proceed against the Commonwealth or a State in respect of matters within the limits of the judicial power”. Finally, this power is going to … Continue reading

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THE SYSTEM WORKED

The right of the voters to have free and fair elections has overcome fraud in North Carolina. A bipartisan board’s 5-0 decision to order a new election for a U.S. House seat that hung under a cloud of absentee ballot … Continue reading

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THE PURGE CONTINUES

The Turkish authorities have continued a purge of anyone they suspect of being involved in the 2016 attempted coup of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The move to round up people has continued for the last three years and has no … Continue reading

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CHINA USING DNA TO OPPRESS UIGHURS

A U.S. geneticist and a U.S. company were recently confronted by the New York Times over their help to China regarding DNA collection of Uighurs. The geneticist Kenneth Kidd of Yale University was unaware that his knowledge was being used … Continue reading

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GOVERNOR WHITMER WAS RIGHT TO STOP PRISON SALE

In April of 2018 the Trump Administration announced the policy of separating children from adults who crossed the border illegally. One of the economic beneficiaries of this policy has been Virginia-based Immigration Centers of America who sought to purchase a … Continue reading

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