The most practical lesson I learned at Generation Prague was to never show up 25 minutes early to a State Department event, as doors typically open 25 minutes after they are scheduled to do so. My fellow compatriots and I endured 50 minutes of a coffee-less morning until finally, at Continue →
This was a bit of a nothing article: Legalization of Marijuana: Pros and Cons – the usual stuff, attempting to create “balanced” arguments on both sides whether they were valid or not.
This was the part that got me.
The Jury’s Still Out
The legalization of marijuana will likely go down as one Continue →
Photo Credit: Comment Middle East
On Thursday, July 24, 2014 the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa held a hearing entitled “The Struggle for Civil Society in Egypt.” The first panel comprised of testimony from Charles Michael Johnson, Jr., Director of International Security and Counterterrorism Continue →
By Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA Deputy Executive Director of Campaigns and Programs
Great news! After constant campaigning and unwavering support on the part of more than a million Amnesty activists like you, Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to death because of her religious beliefs, is free and arrived in Italy Continue →
Rand Paul's Quiet Weed Overture
He’s carving out marijuana policy as an area of leadership, and that has some activists very, very excited.
By Lucia Graves July 25, 2014
If he runs for president, Sen. Rand Paul will not be your typical Republican candidate. On Thursday the Kentucky senator filed yet another amendment protecting Continue →
As Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia, a Guardian panel discusses how far the young democracy has come in 16 years. Nyla Grace Prietro, programme officer, International Idea, Canberra, Australia: Democracy is up to the people: A successful democracy does not rely on a single personality or an Continue →