America’s Afghan War Not Over, as Drone Operators Move In

Afghanistan War Shifts to Illegal Drone Strikes From www.laprogressive.com 2021-09-28 10:15:30 Excerpt: Three weeks after his administration launched a drone attack that killed 10 civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan, President Joe Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly. He proudly declared, “I stand here today, for the first time in 20 years, with the United States not… Continue reading America’s Afghan War Not Over, as Drone Operators Move In

Taliban Converts Women’s Rights Ministry to Prevention of Vice Ministry

Taliban Replaces Ministry For Women With One Restricting Them From www.huffpost.com 2021-09-18 15:35:25 Excerpt:   KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as… Continue reading Taliban Converts Women’s Rights Ministry to Prevention of Vice Ministry

Faith in Government Protecting Rights Plummets in America

Americans less positive about civil liberties, AP-NORC poll says From www.kbtx.com 2021-09-10 14:19:00 Excerpt:   (AP) – Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, Americans were reasonably positive about the state of their rights and liberties. Today, after 20 years, not as much. That’s according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs… Continue reading Faith in Government Protecting Rights Plummets in America

Civil Forfeiture Under Assault in Boston as Corruption is Exposed

Lawmakers Call For Reforms To Civil Forfeiture After WBUR And ProPublica Investigation From www.wbur.org 2021-08-30 10:00:45 Excerpt:   WBUR’s investigations team is uncovering stories of abuse, fraud and wrongdoing across Boston, Massachusetts and New England…… Lawmakers and criminal justice advocates in Massachusetts are calling for changes to the laws that govern how law enforcement seizes,… Continue reading Civil Forfeiture Under Assault in Boston as Corruption is Exposed

Xi Xinping Thought to Be Taught to All Chinese Students

English Takes a Backseat to Xi Jinping Thought From chinadigitaltimes.net 2021-08-26 18:59:57 Joseph Brouwer Excerpt:   China’s nearly 300 million students will be studying “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” this coming school year, according to guidelines published by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday. The announcement follows dramatic… Continue reading Xi Xinping Thought to Be Taught to All Chinese Students

SCOTUS Ends CDC Eviction Moritorium

Eviction Moratorium: Supreme Court Strike Down CDC Regulation From www.nationalreview.com 2021-08-27 01:49:10 Excerpt: Well, we have our answer to the question of whether Justice Brett Kavanaugh would sit still for Joe Biden daring him to do his job. The CDC’s renewed, flagrantly unlawful eviction moratorium survived in the district court and in the D.C. Circuit… Continue reading SCOTUS Ends CDC Eviction Moritorium

1000 UK Afghan Allies Left Behind

UK leaves 1,000 eligible Afghans behind as thousands more plead for help – World News From www.mirror.co.uk 2021-08-27 21:18:15 mirrornews@mirror.co.uk (Dan Bloom) Excerpt:   Around 1,000 Afghans who were eligible to be evacuated to the UK will be left behind as MPs are deluged with thousands more pleas for help. Britain’s final evacuation flight from… Continue reading 1000 UK Afghan Allies Left Behind

Justice Breyer Leaves Retirement Question Unanswered

Justice Breyer on Retirement and the Role of Politics at the Supreme Court From www.nytimes.com 2021-08-27 19:27:32 Excerpt:   WASHINGTON — Justice Stephen G. Breyer says he is struggling to decide when to retire from the Supreme Court and is taking account of a host of factors, including who will name his successor. “There are… Continue reading Justice Breyer Leaves Retirement Question Unanswered

Pope Comes out Against Killer Robots

Push to ban ‘killer robots’ boosted by Vatican, pope From www.ucanews.com 2021-08-25 04:39:00 Excerpt:   Among the many threats to human life and dignity, the Vatican is making sure that the widening use of lethal autonomous weapons systems worldwide is not reduced to a natural progression of technology that people learn to accept and live… Continue reading Pope Comes out Against Killer Robots

Medication Abortion Via Telehealth Deemed “Safe” by California Study

Abortions Prescribed Virtually Are Safe and Effective: California Study From gizmodo.com 2021-08-24 15:48:00 Excerpt:   New research finds that abortions prescribed over the phone or online can be safe and effective. The study found that a large majority of women who received medication abortions in California last year via telehealth service required no follow-up medical… Continue reading Medication Abortion Via Telehealth Deemed “Safe” by California Study