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Inside The Battle Against Global Corruption

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

Brazil's current and previous presidents face immense street protests over corruption allegations. Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta last year resi...

'Tell-the-Truth' Legislation and the 'Schmuck Device' Uses the 'Internet of Things'

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As I've been tracking the providers of telecommunications networks and services, we find that these companies can pretty much say anything they want without any fear someone is going to do something about it.

How We Plan to Disrupt the Poaching Networks

Azzedine Downes | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Azzedine Downes

We know that poaching networks have become professionalized. They are large, well-resourced and sophisticated. Defeating them is not easy. To save elephants from the threat of extinction we need to be able to predict poaching attacks and catch poachers before they kill, not just chase them after the elephants are dead.

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

A Year Since Eric Garner's Death: Policing, Black Lives Matter, and Immigrant Rights

Steven Choi | Posted 07.17.2016 | New York
Steven Choi

The immigrant rights movement must stand with black communities facing violence, and recognize that black and immigrant lives are often one and the same.

New EIA Report Details Trade Deal Failure to Support the Environment

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

As EIA's report demonstrates, however, simply including environmental obligations in trade pacts provides no guarantee that environmental protections will improve in reality.

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others...

Dan Kowalski | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

So, let me get this straight. Our top priority for immigration arrests lumps together terrorists, convicted felons, gang bangers and...drywallers, moms and kids?

An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Max Benavidez

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.

The Paper Tiger Gets Teeth: Developments in Chinese Environmental Law

Erin Ryan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Erin Ryan

The move follows a series of internationally reported environmental horror stories from China over the past year, including epic levels of urban air pollution and tens of thousands of pig carcasses decaying in the local water supply.

Investors Cheer for More Enforcement

John D. Rogers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
John D. Rogers

Five years on, there is still plenty of public resentment for the lack of visible enforcement actions dating back to the crisis. But lately, U.S. regulators have been flexing their muscles with a more pointed and aggressive approach to finding and punishing miscreants.

On the 5th Anniversary of the Financial Crisis, 5 Critical Must-Do's -- No. 2

Phil Angelides | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Phil Angelides

Five years after the financial collapse, there have been no real economic or legal consequences for the wrongdoing that brought our nation's economy to its knees.

Disparity Between Child Support and Custody Enforcement

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

It is evident that the enforcement of child support and visitation are treated separately in the civil system. The law is quick and severe when child support is not paid but is largely toothless when a father is denied seeing his children.

Dodd-Frank and CFPB Provide Stimulus to Economy With Milestone

Adam Levin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

In it first 365 days, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has already done more to protect the American public than this do-nothing Congress has accomplished since it was sworn in back in the dawn of 2011.

A Drug Policy for the 21st Century

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
R. Gil Kerlikowske

Today we are releasing the 2012 National Drug Control Strategy -- the Obama Administration's primary policy blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences in America. It is based on the premise that drug addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that can be prevented and treated.

Federal Judge Rudolph Randa Rules SEC Agreement Too Soft

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

A federal judge in Milwaukee has criticized the Securities and Exchange Commission for being too soft with corporate enforcement, marking the second t...

Dogs Bark Because We Gallop

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 12.06.2011 | Latino Voices
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

There is no room for second-guessing, Mr. President. Congress and the White House must hold onto courage, heart, and mind to stop the types of ill-intentioned, myopic, inhumane laws such as SB1070 and SB56, and get back to work on smart, humane, and sensible updates to our nation's broken and inconsistent immigration laws.

Dear Mr. Smith, Our Broken Immigration System Requires Solutions That Embrace Discretion, Not Eliminate It

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

Congressman Lamar Smith has engaged in an all-out effort to turn back the clock on our immigration laws through a series of bills that may tackle one issue at a time, but equal a comprehensive overhaul.

Warning: ICE Fishing Dragnet in Effect

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

For immigrants, both documented and undocumented, arrest even without imprisonment can lead to being taken away from loved ones through deportation. We have to ask ourselves: what is being done to our communities?

President Obama's Deeds: The Greatest Tribute to Martyred Romero

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

What did the president's visit to El Salvador, a nation that exports immigrants to the United States by the thousands each and every day, mean to the prospects of updated immigration laws?

Forced Into Immigration Enforcement, A County Considers Plan B

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

When a single-mother of three got into a car accident while driving without a license in Hayward, California, she met a fate common to undocumented i...

ICE Revamps Site, Continues PR Offensive on Secure Communities

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

Editor's note: The memo was actually dated June 2010. Another memo was removed from the new ICE website. "This program is revolutionary" Sheriff Bu...

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Beck promised on his radio show that "the hammer" would be coming down on me, and that he would devote a week of his TV show to bringing me down. I took that as a "no" to dialogue, but I've decided to go ahead without him.

Who's Afraid of the Bark? We Need Some Bite!

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

We had rules of the road during the bubble years, but there was no reliable enforcer. Regulators sat on their hands while consumers were put through the wringer.

Latino Families' Fight for Banking Reform

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

One of the most devastating consequences of today's economic turmoil is the large-scale loss of nearly a generation of wealth among Latino homeowners.

A Bitter Taste

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

At the end of the 31st annual Hispanic Heritage month, Latinos in the US are still waiting to celebrate a crucial victory --getting rid of the toxic water that poisons so many of our communities.