As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 comes before the House of Representatives, Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash offer an amendment forbidding indefinite detention.
That Barack Obama has "evolved" into a President promoting "marriage equality," meaning the "right" to a legally recognized same-sex marriage, was the "history-making event" of the past week. Less historic, perhaps, but no less significant is the fact that less than four years ago, Senator Barack Obama, then the Democratic Party's candidate for President, was asked by Pastor Rick Warren at the Saddleback Civil Forum, "At what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?"
Research reveals a newly discovered basin under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet scientists say could make the area more vulnerable to collapse and sea levels more likely to rise. Are we at risk of drowning?
Foreigners are 13 percent of the population in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week The Los Angeles Times reported that 13 percent, or 40 million persons out of about 300 million, is the largest number of foreign born since 1920. Not surprisingly, the largest cohort of foreigner are Mexicans and Latin Americans.
Police in Winston-Salem North Carolina put the cuffs on a woman who refused to leave a government office after officials told the woman, who is a lesbian, that the state would not issue her a license to marry another woman because homosexual marriage is against the law.
U.S. and British taxpayers are funding brutal forced sterilizations and a growing network of appalling “camps” in India through foreign-aid programs and even the World Bank, according to human rights activists and news reports. But as the scandal surrounding the controversial population-control campaign grows with an Indian Supreme Court investigation into the matter, governments are publicly distancing themselves from the program.
In an impassioned plea before the European Union’s so-called “Parliament,” United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader and popular MEP Nigel Farage compared the EU to the Titanic hitting the infamous iceberg — warning that mass civil unrest, revolution, the re-emergence of National Socialism (Nazism) and economic disaster could all be imminent unless the controversial integration project is abandoned immediately. Europe’s rulers, as usual, largely ignored the speech. But citizens and analysts alike took notice.
Unlike in conventional medicine where objective diagnoses and treatments are made based on observable biological evidence, psychiatrists get together every so often to decide what should or should not be considered a “mental illness.” And they do not always agree, as evidenced by the more than 13,000 professionals from around the world who recently signed an open letter demanding that the upcoming edition of the psychiatry industry’s “diagnostic manual” DSM be put on hold and reconsidered.