My message to Bach is simple: Tepid avoidance of this type of persecution is completely unacceptable. Not only does this position essentially nullify Section Six of the IOC's own charter, but it denies any contributory responsibility for these blatant human rights abuses.
She was little more than 5 when she first felt the ebonies and ivories. This was an easy thing to do because her family possessed a piano. It was crammed into the one-room apartment in Moscow where she, her parents and her two siblings arranged their cots around their other significant piece of furniture, a round table.
EPA Will Limit Greenhouse Gases from US Coal Plants, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian. Noting that the US can no longer afford the health...
Every nation in the world has been invited to participate at the highest political level in the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament. This has never happened before. We have never been at such a moment of crisis and opportunity.
Had President Obama ordered missile strikes on Syria, Iran's ally, the moderate forces in Tehran might well have been undercut to the point that they couldn't have made the concessions necessary to achieve that kind of deal.
Don't go. Slovakia and Bulgaria, while by no means gay paradises, are still havens compared with Russia and provide Slavic vacations with the best of them.
A message to all the dinosaurs out there, including Bryan Fischer, John Kasich, Mike DeWine, Vladimir Putin, the Westboro Baptist Church, One Million ...
Just like that, a big crisis passes into the rear view mirror. But its impact continues, perhaps even more elsewhere.
It is time for the Syrian opposition and the Gulf Arab states backing it, and which aim to change the regime in Damascus, to return to the strategy-dr...
The recent government decision regarding gay rights in Russia made me want to boycott the country. Then, at a dinner with my three best friends, who happen to be gay, we all agreed that I should take the opportunity that St. Petersburg's Galeria presented to make a statement.
Our leaders, President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry, must never forget the character of this man whom they are counting on to rescue them from the Syrian quagmire. Mr. Putin is no white knight.
As the once-too-near and perhaps future disaster of the Syrian crisis is again reminding us, Team America has lost much of its margin for error, shrinking further in a decade of austerity.
Russian diplomat Leonid Kupetsky says that this is an important step for international diplomacy. "The faster President Assad returns to his normal forms of slaughter, the faster the United States, Russia, and the rest of the world can return to ignoring it."
Organizations such as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continue to claim that children with gay parents suffer severe emotional and mental abuse, even going so far as to argue that they are more likely to become child molesters than children raised by heterosexual parents.
Immanuel Kant, has in 250 years' time sparked many an argument. And just the other day he got a man shot. Kid you not.
The current debate on the use and ban of chemical weapons in Syria is a salient testimony to a seemingly forgone notion in crisis diplomacy: the downward spiral of conflict doesn't end until the strategic interests of the key players are addressed.