Posted inCivil Liberties, Policy Topics

Washington lawmakers should act to abolish executions in the 2013 legislative session

A few months ago, as spring reached its apex, Connecticut’s Gov­er­nor, Dan­nel Mal­loy, a Demo­c­rat, signed a bill out­law­ing cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. “Con­necti­cut joins six­teen oth­er states and the rest of the indus­tri­al­ized world by tak­ing this action,” he not­ed as he signed the bill into law. The signs are obvi­ous for any­one who looks. Capital […]

Posted inPolicy Topics, World Commmunity

Fallout from anonymously-produced video mocking Islam continues all over Middle East

Less than one hun­dred hours after the eleven year anniver­sary of Sep­tem­ber 11th, Islam­ic fun­da­men­tal­ists have seized upon an anony­­mous­­ly-pro­­duced video that mocks Islam to fan the flames of anti-Amer­i­­can sen­ti­ment all across the Mid­dle East… in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Lebanon, and oth­er coun­tries. The U.S. Depart­ment of State on Thurs­day issued trav­el warnings […]