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Take Action on IVAWA Now to End Violence Against Women

(1) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 3:34 PM

It was thrilling this week to see President Barack Obama signing a new law to combat "conflict minerals" mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- a heinous practice financed by armed rebel militias, whose extreme violence against women has made Congo one of the most deadly places...

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Let's Cut the Death Penalty and Save California $126 Million a Year

(27) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 2:34 PM

The California Supreme Court has just 'sentenced' our state's taxpayers to an additional debt of $180,000 more per year. How? The state's high court upheld the death penalty in two cases.

Imposing the death penalty adds enormously to the cost of prosecution and permanent lifetime housing for...

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Latinos and Muslims Shouldn't Be Afraid to Travel This 4th of July

(3) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 10:25 AM

This Fourth of July -- as Americans head for our nation's highways and airports, to connect with families for barbeques and fireworks -- I'm going to have a hard time focusing on the fun. I'm distracted by thoughts about some U.S. residents who are terrified of traveling.

They're scared because...

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