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It's Taken 1,000 Years, But The UK Will Finally Stop Printing Laws On Animal Skin

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

British lawmakers are in a tizzy over a new law that would end a 1,000-year-old tradition of printing laws onto calfskin. From April, all legislation ...

Being at One With Desmond Tutu

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Support for Death With Dignity from across the ocean is encouraging. And when it comes from Desmond Tutu it carries a particularly gratifying weight.

Our 'Unbalanced' First Amendment Promotes Freedom

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Those favoring freedom of speech and behavior should bristle in response to a recent "critique" of U.S. law by a British Lord.

British Government Set To Battle Sharia Courts

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

A bill that challenges illegal discriminatory practices in U.K. shariah forums is gathering support in Britain's parliament. Its passage will be followed with interest in Western countries under pressure to recognize aspects of Islamic law.

Legal Highs Demonstrate Antiquated Drug Policy Legislation

Amanda Feilding | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Amanda Feilding

The 40-year regime introduced by the Misuse of Drugs Act has been characterized by a non-stop escalation in the misuse of drugs. Surely it is time re-examine it

Britannia Rules the Ripples?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

The heydays of Beatlemania when the rock scene helped British exports seem a distant memory as Britons suffer the indignities of tightening their belts across increasingly widening girths.

U.K. Lifts Ban On Gay Ceremonies In Churches

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The House of Lords has agreed to an amendment to the U.K. Equality Bill, which would lift the ban on same sex couples holding civil partnership ceremo...

Hijab and Civil War in the House of Lords

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Patterson

One of the more cheering sights of the past week has been young women in hijab getting excited about politics.

British House of Commons: Demanding Justice For Armenians, Not Just Genocide Recognition

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

This continuum of massacres, genocide and deportations highlights the existence of a long-term strategy implemented by successive Turkish regimes from the 1890's to more recent times.

India: Rude Cell Phone Users Should Go To Prison

Times Online | Rhys Blakely | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A staggering rise in mobile phone usage in India has stoked an unacceptable surge in public rudeness and the most annoying offenders should be sent to...