Cross-posted from JohnFeffer.com.
The Poles call them umowa śmieciowa or “junk contracts.” If you’re young and lucky enough to have a job in Poland these days, it’s likely to be short-term and come Continue →
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito wants West Virginians to know she’s a defender of community banks. From her seat on the House Financial Services Committee, Capito argues, she has protected small local financial institutions from the overreach of aggressive regulators.
Among her biggest supporters, however, are the biggest banks in the Continue →
If you want a real Halloween fright, don’t look for it among the trick-or-treaters coming to your door – just check out the Republican spooks tying to peddle panic in this political year.
Early in the summer, their big scary was Continue →
“There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.” ~Conrad Hall
Back when I was a teenager, I was kind of a perfectionist. Or, well, I wasn’t really a perfectionist—I was actually a “fake” perfectionist.
Allow me to explain: I put on the perfectionist persona. I acted and behaved in a certain way so that everyone (including Continue →
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ~Eckhart Tolle
For thirteen years I’ve lived a high-risk lifestyle that focuses very much on the here and now, because I’m an entrepreneur, and that means making lots of fast Continue →
In 2002, the World Health Organization publish the « World report on violence and health ». This report on violence and health was the first comprehensive review of the problem of violence on a global scale. The report estimated that in the 20th century 191 million people lost their lives directly Continue →
Yes, more and more money is pouring into the 2014 midterm elections. And yes, secretive organizations are flooding the airwaves with depressingly misleading advertisements.
That’s exactly why it’s more important than ever to remember that, while money can influence elections, ultimately it’s voters who decide who to send to Congress.
So, get Continue →
It has been a month since the disappearance of 43 ‘normalistas’, students that train to become teachers from Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teacher Training College in the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero state, some 300km south of Mexico City.
It happened in Continue →
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Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) who co-chair the Congressional Tunisian Caucus (CTC) “commended the Tunisian people on their highly successful legislative elections,” stating they were “certain that these historic elections will help to lay the foundation for a democratic and prosperous Continue →
Introducing Stephanie Somerman, our newest addition to the Center staff who joins the team as the new Associate Director of Development. Meet Stephanie:
While working for two years on the Pentagon Budget Campaign, a project of the Center/Council, and closely with Angela on the Campaign’s steering committee, I am eager Continue →
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Iranian authorities detained at least five journalists this week who covered the events surrounding more than half a dozen acid attacks on women earlier this month. The journalists were affiliated with the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA). Although four of the journalists were released shortly after their Continue →
The Supreme Court has long ignored Justice Felix Frankfurter’s warning to stay out of the political thicket. It regularly hears challenges to redistricting cases (not to mention lots of other types of election cases), raising issues from the one-person, one-vote rule to vote dilution under the Voting Rights Act, to Continue →
In a letter released today, nine leading human rights groups urged President Obama to take up the Chinese government’s crackdown on civil society as an obstacle to bilateral relations on his upcoming visit to China. Obama will meet with President Xi Jinping in Beijing on November 12, 2014. The letter Continue →
The Ukraine crisis has shattered key Western assumptions about Russia, and many analysts and policymakers have fallen back on the belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin must be acting irrationally, says a prominent analyst. But it is Western assumptions that need to be questioned. In particular, what has made Russia so keen to undermine the current international order, Continue →
Forty days. That’s the timespan between September 3 and October 14 that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vanished from public sight. This incident exemplified the murkiness that surrounds information in North Korea, according to Christopher Walsh, the Program Coordinator for Human Freedom at the George W. Bush Institute, and Victor Cha, Continue →