By closing Guantánamo, President Obama could take a critical first step to restoring human rights and ensuring that justice, equality before the law, and fair and humane treatment triumph over the politics of fear.
Forced intercourse is rape whoever committed it, whatever the victim wore or said, and wherever it occurred. The American Law Institute should follow the lead of the FBI and update its definitions to reflect reality.
Sure, the criminalization of abortion might be an impediment to getting a safe and timely abortion, but never a real barrier to getting one at all. Spread the word: abortion restrictions just don't work.
An experience I had nearly 25 years ago, and recent research I conducted for a short film on Peter Benenson's 'epiphany' moment, has contributed to my pursuing further details of a fascinating part of Amnesty International's founding.