Poland: Landmark Rulings on CIA Torture Complicity

by Human Rights Watch on July 24, 2014

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Dear Colleagues:

All of us who are members of PCDN are by nature working for peace and cooperative development (PCD) one way or the other. That should go without saying. My question is: What are you as an individual and the PCD organizations or institutions with which you are affiliated doing Continue →

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill to reauthorize the 2002 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. (Flickr/maisa_nyc)

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill to reauthorize the 2002 Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. (Flickr/maisa_nyc)

Who says Congress can’t get anything done?

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, first passed in the aftermath of 9/11 to relieve insurers of deep losses in connection with terrorist acts, was reauthorized easily in the Continue →

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Wednesday, July 30 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – “Don’t Mess With Texas, ALEC” Rally; meet at Community Brewery, 1530 Inspiration Drive, Dallas, TX. Unlimited free parking. Walk with Jim Hightower and other Texas notables. Buses will provide transportation to/from rally, Contact jobswithjusticetexas at gmail.com.

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Over at NRO’s Bench Memos, Ed Whelan takes on my recent Slate piece on the conflicting Obamacare decisions issued this week: On Slate, law professor Richard Hasen perceives in the D.C. Circuit and Fourth Circuit rulings on Obamacare exchange subsidies … Continue reading →
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by Rick Hasen on July 24, 2014

Josh Blackman (to Bloomberg BNA US Law Week): ‘‘John Roberts wasn’t willing to kill Obamacare in 2012 when no one was relying on it. Why would he do so in 2015 when millions are relying on it?’’ … Continue reading →
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Mann and Corrado respond to La Raja and Schaffner. … Continue reading →
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Bauer on Edsall. … Continue reading →
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Electionline Weekly: This year 12 state elections officials will move on, either because of retirement, term limits or seeking higher office. We’ll do our best to profile all of them in the coming months and we begin with Idaho Secretary … Continue reading →
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CBS News reports. … Continue reading →
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“CRITIC’S PICK! Thoughtful, gripping…does a remarkably persuasive job of capturing the nightmarish and sometimes grimly comical quality of life under totalitarianism…a tight and suspenseful ethical thriller.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times  On August 13, at 6:45 pm, Washington, DC’s Avalon Theatre will feature for one night only world-renowned Continue →

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  Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to be unfazed by international outrage over the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17, by Western sanctions or by diplomatic pressure, analysts suggest. After all, “Putin answers to virtually no one,” a TIME magazine analysis suggests: His command of the Russian airwaves will help Continue →

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