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Get Off My Property <br> Photo by <a href="" target="_blank">leoj / Joel</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">CC</a>)

AUG 4, 2009 Article

The Balance between Risk and Return Is Everybody's Business

The 2008 taxpayer bailout and a long string of corporate restructurings and downsizings have shifted risk from corporations to individuals, writes Ann Rutledge. Most Americans were ...

CREDIT: <a href="" target=_blank">U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland</a>

JUL 7, 2009 Article

A Humanitarian Assessment of the War in Iraq

The debates about withdrawing from Iraq have excluded what would seem to be a self-evident point of contention: how best to repair the damage that ...

<a href="" target=_blank>Beijing - Tiananmen Square</a>, by Laksevaagen ©<br> (with kind permission)

JUN 3, 2009 Article

On the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Demonstrations: Human Rights Needs for a New China

What has changed in China since 1989, and what are Chinese looking for from their government today? Health and safety issues are paramount for many, especially ...

The London G20 Summit

MAY 4, 2009 Article

A Human Rights Analysis of the G20 Communique: Recent Awareness of the 'Human Cost' Is Not Quite Enough

The global economic crisis and its impact on the poor are issues of international human rights law, in particular of state obligations to take collective ...

"Small Boy" Nuclear Test, July 14, 1962, Nevada Test Site. <a href="" target=_blank">U.S. Government Photo</a>.

APR 8, 2009 Article

Fallout, Denials, and Trials: Recognizing the Health Legacy of Nuclear Test Veterans

David Willcox writes on a U.K. court case brought by participants in the U.K.'s nuclear testing program which raises a moral dilemma ...

Debark, Ethiopia <br>Photo by <a href="" target="_blank">zz77</a> (<a href="" target="_blank">CC</a>)

MAR 4, 2009 Article

Obama's Moral Obligation to Africa

Obama is in a unique position to make a difference in Africa, but will he fulfill his campaign promises? Matthew Hennessey has some suggestions for ...

1955 Tareyton Twosome Cigarette Twins<br>Photo by <a href="" target="_blank">Joan Thewlis</a> (CC)

FEB 4, 2009 Article

Doing the Right Thing: How Organizations Can Help us Make Ethical Decisions

What sorts of features must we instill in a collective to make it easier for people to make the decision to tell the truth? What ...

FEB 2, 2009 Article

Letter from the United States to Iran

In a possible letter from the United States to Iran, David Speedie writes of the two nations' shared interests, the causes that divide them, and ...

Illustration from "Vision 20/20", U.S. Space Command, 1997

JAN 12, 2009 Article

An Agenda for Obama: End America's Counterproductive Pursuit of Space Dominance

It's time to go back to President Eisenhower's original goal of space for peaceful purposes and ditch America's position that it has the right to ...

Next Stop: Cleaner Air. Photo by <a href="" target=_blank>Seth Anderson</a>, <a href="" target=_blank">(CC)</a>

DEC 18, 2008 Article

Obama Could Miss the Bus on Raising Gas Tax

Fighting the climate crisis will be as much about new incentives as about new technologies, and there are few incentives as reliable as price. Will ...