The United States and the world are engaged in a great debate about new trade agreements. Such pacts used to be called "free-trade agreements"; in fact, they were managed trade agreements, tailored to corporate interests, largely in the U.S. and the European Union. Today, such deals are more often referred to as "partnerships," as in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But they are not partnerships of equals: the U.S. effectively dictates the terms. Fortunately, America's "partners" are becoming increasingly resistant. It is not hard to see why. These agreements go well beyond trade, governing investment and intellectual property as well, imposing fundamental changes to countries' legal, judicial, and regulatory frameworks, without input or accountability through democratic institutions.
We must recognize that striking the "right" balance between personal liberty and national security requires constant attention and reassessment. This is especially true following periods of crisis, when there is understandable pressure to tip the scales in favor of national security.
We may think we're teaching safety when we tell them to disregard the unfamiliar, when we tell them to turn away from strangers, but what we're teaching is intolerance and indifference.
Mosby's courageous decision to prosecute makes her just one of the many black women over the decades who have worked hard to quell the scourge of police brutality. Black women have played a substantial role in bringing national and international attention to the issue, both in the past and today.
I thought it might be spiritually helpful to compare Fox's language about the poor to the language of Christ, both in substance and tone, and the deep feelings that these completely contrary languages, and their comparison, reveals.
History shows that it only takes a dedicated few to gain the momentum from many more to enact change. The major drives to give women the right to vote, workers the right to form unions and secure numerous protections, and farmers regulation of railroads and banks did not require more than one percent of seriously active champions.
Kagame previously commanded the rebel forces that ended the 1994 Genocide and became President in 2000. Under his leadership, Rwanda has transformed from a broken nation into one of the safest, most productive and stable economies in Africa.
Children who come into foster care often have been exposed to multiple traumatic events including the removal from their families, and may be at higher risk for mental health problems and emotional disorders. Too often multiple medications may be used without other kinds of effective treatments that might better address the underlying trauma children are experiencing.
If those were black kids rioting at the University of Kentucky after their loss to Wisconsin, or black gangs warring in Waco, Texas, you already know what the outcome would be: Ferguson, Part II.
Democrats continue to blame President Bush for beginning the war, in the first place, while Republican candidates are attempting to turn the tables by blaming President Obama for abandoning Iraq. In reality, Republicans and Democrats both share responsibility for Iraq's dismal state of affairs.
I hear it's very exciting to meet a movie star or musician, for some people. In my waggy world, it's big shot dogs. And Ray is a titan.
These massive financial institutions don't need a PR campaign. They need to be cleaned up -- and they need to be broken up. "If you ain't cheating," said one of the traders involved in the currency exchange scandal, "you ain't trying."
On Wednesday, 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush revealed that his mother-in-law, Josefina Gallo Esquivel, is living with Alzheimer's. He asked for people to email him if they have ideas or suggestions about how to wipe out this deadly disease. I have a few.
Voting to give corporations a huge tax cut without closing loopholes to pay for it is the height of hypocrisy. It represents an egregious double standard by conservatives: They increase the deficit by providing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations while they slash $5 trillion in spending that primarily benefits working Americans in order to reduce the deficit.
Military officers who wear their religion on their sleeve are a danger to our country at any time, but especially after the terrorists attacks of September 11, 2001.
If the NRC's cost-benefit analyses were more in line with other federal agencies' calculations, electric utilities would have to make their nuclear plants safer.
Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!
Throughout our lives no one teaches us how to be in relationships. There are no classes in school that tell us how to have healthy and happy relationships. We are often just navigating them on our own and learning as we go. Given that we are often uneducated on healthy relationships, what are some things one can do to cultivate better relationships with others? Here are a few tips.
Most people exercise to clear their minds. I don't. I use this time to meet with myself and to tap into my inner wisdom.
I grew up with a tough name. Siobhan Adcock. Look at it. There's almost no part of that name that's not sort of a pain in the ass.
Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.
Though many aspects of achieving good sleep are under our control, one often-overlooked factor is the outside environment. Changes to temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity and precipitation influence us in many ways, both positive and negative.
When in Asia, do what the locals do: get on a motorbike and hit the road. Here are some suggestions of destinations you can hit up on your next vacation!
There is such a lot of conflicting advice out there on how to write your online dating profile. And let's be honest, it is important to get it right. I've found it helpful to think about your profile rather like a cross between a CV and a great piece of PR. Does that sound tough?
Releasing instead of feeding the ego will be painful at first. But a bad day for the ego is a great day for the soul and self-growth, so don't be afraid to go there. Here's how we can begin to move past it to reach our fullest potential and live happy.
Detention has been widely decried by human-rights advocates for its prison-like conditions and the too-frequent abuses that are visited upon the detained. But the truly horrifying aspect of this system is how it's being used and expanded to detain the mothers and children who have sought asylum in the United States.
Depending on how the Supreme Court rules in the next couple weeks, partisan gerrymandering could become the only way that congressional districts are drawn.
A sea of fear divides Europeans from migrants. Migrants fear death on the sea. For Europeans, there was, and still is, the fear of accommodating, of sharing. There's a lack of courage in not putting these people -- who have risked their lives -- first.
In a bitter bit of déjà vu, Tomorrowland ends up suffering from the exact same flaws Prometheus before it did: Great premise, terrific visuals, airball at the buzzer.
This week we celebrate Harvey Milk's 85th birthday and honor his role as one of the pioneers of the LGBT community, even as we await a decision on marriage equality from the Supreme Court of the United States.