Generation Prague: An Overview

by harry on July 25, 2014

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 →


Social experiment?

by Pete on July 25, 2014

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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 →


Cuomo Campaign Admits Targeting Teachout

by Rick Hasen on July 25, 2014

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‘Words live longer than wars and injustice’

by Linda Kelly on July 25, 2014

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ACLU Wins New Hampshire Student Voting Case

by Rick Hasen on July 25, 2014

ACLU Press Release: “The New Hampshire Superior Court issued an order today permanently blocking the controversial 2012 New Hampshire law which added language to the state’s voter registration form that threatened to disenfranchise voters who live in this state.” … Continue reading →
NGO trial

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 →

NYT: The largely hidden role of the for-profit health insurers highlights the increasingly confusing world of campaign finance, as nonprofit groups like the National Federation of Independent Business and its Voice of Free Enterprise program can keep their donor lists … Continue reading →

VICTORY: Meriam Released Thanks to Your Help!

by Guest Writer on July 25, 2014


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

by emalvini on July 25, 2014

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 →