Tensions of the Week

The Libyan Slave Trade – Now is the Time for Intervention

$400 — the price of a human being sold as a day laborer in Libya. Video footage of this incident ...
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Middle America or Donors: The GOP Must Decide

In 1986, Ronald Reagan worked with a Republican controlled Senate and a Democratic controlled House of Representatives to pass a ...
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Are We Selling Out Our Values?

While any particular issue that arises with Turkey seems distant for the average American, our interaction with the country goes ...
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300,000 Lives Hang in the Balance

The fates of over 300,000 undocumented immigrants lie in the hands of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS ...
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RSS The House

  • Franks says resignation effective Friday December 8, 2017
    Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said that his resignation from Congress due to discussing the option of surrogacy with his female staffers will now be effective on Friday, rather than the end of January as originally planned. Franks cited his...
  • Senate sends funding bill to Trump to avert shutdown December 7, 2017
    The Senate on Thursday easily cleared a two-week stopgap funding bill, one day before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown.Senators voted 81-14 on the legislation, which cleared the House earlier in the day.The bill now heads to the...
  • Ethics panel denied details on lawmakers accused of harassment December 7, 2017
    Members of Congress voiced frustration Thursday that they remain in the dark about exactly how many of their colleagues have been accused of sexual harassment due to confidentiality rules they’re hoping to reform.The chairwoman of the House...

RSS The Courts

  • New Bankruptcy Form, Rules Take Effect December 1, 2017
    Individuals filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 13 must use a new form that presents their payment plan in a more uniform and transparent manner, and creditors will have less time to submit a proof of claim, under new bankruptcy rules and form amendments that took effect Dec. 1.
  • Jury Scams Target Even Unlikely Victims November 16, 2017
    Louisiana native Beth Cenac never thought she would be the target of a jury scam. She is a professional with a master’s degree who worked as a public librarian for 30 years and previously served on a jury.
  • Moments in History: Judge Jack Weinstein and Mass Tort Litigation November 8, 2017
    Prominent judges, lawyers, and other associates share their recollections of the legal mastermind behind the Agent Orange class action settlement — U.S. Senior Judge Jack B. Weinstein, of the Eastern District of New York.
  • Indiana Court Brings Its History to the Big Screen November 2, 2017
    In 2016, the state of Indiana celebrated its bicentennial with major statewide events, commemorative memorabilia, and appearances from famed celebrities who hail from the Hoosier state. Doria Lynch, court historian and special projects manager for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, began planning a second celebration, of the federal court’s own […]

RSS The World

  • China's top paper says Australian media reports are racist December 11, 2017
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Australian media reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China's top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns in Australia about Chinese influence in the country.
  • Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunization program December 11, 2017
    MANILA (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunize one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.
  • Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal December 11, 2017
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties.
  • Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province December 11, 2017
    AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said.

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