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Tradition and History Matter to Albanians

David L. Phillips | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Today Kosova is free. It is, however, a flawed state with serious problems. Every UN Member State should recognize Kosova's independence, but only 106 have recognized it so far. Now is the time for Kosovars to vote and express their determination for reform.

America's Tech Firms Must Not Aid Chinese Repression

Katrina Lantos Swett | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Katrina Lantos Swett

My late great father, California Congressman Tom Lantos, would often remind me with a wry smile: "Time heals all wounds and wounds all heels." I thought of this recently when an important human rights lawsuit against Cisco Systems began to make its way through the labyrinth of our legal system.

Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared 'Hitler' Card

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.

Not a Billion More

Amnesty International | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Amnesty International

I was in Delhi on December 17 when tens of thousands marched in solidarity to support a young victim of rape. On the evening of December 16, this yo...

What's At Stake

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

Washington D.C. -- The hearing on "Human Trafficking: International and National Implications" took place March 25, 2010 in Congress at the Rayburn Ho...

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Sponsors House Hearing on Child Trafficking

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

In order to undertake the darker side of immigration reform, such as child trafficking, lawmakers must create a sustainable budget and measurement system that collates factual data and statistics.

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

FBI Whistleblower: Hastert, Burton, Blunt, Other Members of Congress 'Bribed, Blackmailed'

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

The broad criminal conspiracy is said to have resulted in, among other things, the sale of nuclear weapons technology to black market interests including Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, Libya and others.

The Creatures' Caucus

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

Jim Moran and Elton Gallegly announced today that they will co-chair the newly formed Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, working with The HSUS and HSLF to take lawmaking for animals to the next level.

Israel May Retaliate Against Turkey by Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

Enraged by the abrasive tone of Turkey's condemnation of Israel's attack on Gaza, Israeli officials and Turkish analysts are now raising the possibility that Tel Aviv may retaliate.

Herd on the Hill

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Passage of this modest, but crucial, ballot measure in California will surely change the calculus for farm animals elsewhere by demonstrating that Americans have no tolerance for gratuitous cruelty.

Sheltering Animals from the Storm

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Led by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Lautenberg, and Reps. Tom Lantos and Chris Shays, the PETS Act set national policy on how to deal with animals in disasters in a post-Katrina environment.

Congress Bows To Big Oil In Burma

The Washington Independent | Mike Lillies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Caving to big oil demands, the Senate on Tuesday approved a plan that intensifies trade sanctions against Burma's military regime but abandons an earl...

Nico Pitney

House In Chaos After Republicans Force Vote During Lantos Memorial

HuffingtonPost.com | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"During what was supposed to be a somber memorial service in Statuary Hall for Rep. Tom Lantos, who died Monday, the House chamber became mired in cha...

Radio Host Savage: Rep. Lantos Used Holocaust "As A Weapon"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Discussing the death of Rep. Tom Lantos (D-CA) on his radio show yesterday, conservative talker Michael Savage said he "detested" Lantos. Savage calle...

US Announces Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Associated Press | MATTHEW LEE and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic-led Congress is unlikely to block U.S. plans to sell $123 million worth of sophisticated precision-guided bomb technology to Saudi Arab...

Rep. Lantos Blasts Yahoo Execs: "Morally, You Are Pgymies"

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two top Yahoo Inc. officials on Tuesday defended their company's role in the jailing of a Chinese journalist but ran into withering criticism from law...

Yahoo In Legal Hot Seat For Cooperating With Chinese Gov't

Forbes | Brian Wingfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Somebody at Yahoo! has got some explaining to do. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, D-Calif., wants to know why...

Top Dem Rips Yahoo Over Dissident Arrest In China

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House committee chairman Monday angrily rejected Yahoo Inc.'s explanation for why it provided incomplete information to Congress about its role in t...