Judge recognizes personhood of chimpanzee plaintiff

A large variety of species show a propensity for mutually supportive social behavior, few more than chimpanzees and other apes and monkeys.


NCAA and truth of college sports

A new report from the National College Players Association and the Drexel University Sport Management Department highlights the level of exploitation these players face.


Jailed in the land of the free

In the middle of last year, due to a traffic violation, I spent a few months as a guest of our local county correctional facility.

Obama directive removes harshest provisions of the NDAA

On Feb. 28, the president issued a directive that softened a provision in the NDAA that would have forced authorities to hold all non-Americans accused of ties to terrorism in military custody.


Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

GOP's empty rhetoric on Obama's immigration record

A record 400,000 people are being deported each year under Obama, who took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now Republicans are accusing him of treason.



NLRB has airtight case against Boeing

Republicans are clearly using the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing to launch a bigger, right-wing assault on individual worker rights and collective bargaining.


President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

Casey Anthony release offers some lessons

We as a nation agree that it's better to free a few criminals than to jail the innocent, but we should always try not to let child-killers walk.

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