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U.S. May Soon Stand Alone for Failing to Ratify U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Twenty-five years after ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Somalia and the South Sudan are taking steps to join 193 other countries around the world that have ratified the treaty.

Deaths, Abuse and Alleged Rapes: How Lax Oversight Endangers Florida's -- and the Nation's -- Children

Art Levine | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics
Art Levine

Is Florida the most dangerous places in the country for children with disabilities, behavioral disorders or the sheer misfortune to be born into abusive families? That could well be the case, based on a series of troubling investigative reports.

Specialists Outflank Daily Newspapers

John P. David | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media
John P. David

Sadly, I don't think it will necessarily be printing costs that lead to their ultimate demise. As long as metro dailies remain "masters of none," the specialists will continue to siphon-off their readers and their revenue.

Media Mishandles HIV-Related Bill in Nebraska

Kellee Terrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kellee Terrell

A Nebraska State Senator has proposed a bill making the penalty for spitting on a police officer much more severe for HIV-infected persons. What's equally problematic is the media's mishandling of the issue.

LGBT Students Harassed At Colleges Nationwide, New Report Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A recent report from advocacy group Campus Pride found that many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individuals feel uncomfortable on campus. A...

Media Vultures, Waiting On Death

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

The ghoulish, hasty public deathwatch by the media exploits and reflects our dark side, our urge to rubberneck at an accident site, to scan the tabloid headlines and talk about the terminally ill.