Sheila Kuehl on Prop 37: What’s In Your Food?

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Sheila Kuehl: A decision on this proposition comes down to whether you think it important to know whether you are purchasing and ingesting food that has been genetically modified.

Why Must Visa Applicants Go to Mexico’s Most Dangerous City?

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Andrea Nill: Has the U.S. purposefully chosen to put the only consulate in Mexico with the capacity to issue immigrant visas in the country’s most dangerous city?

U.S.’s Shifting Stance on Arming Rebels

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Marian Wang: As the Obama administration grapples with whether to arm the Libyan rebels, it has several things to consider—not least of which is the question of whether doing so would be legal.

State Department Approved Export of U.S.-Made Tear Gas to Egyptian Gov’t

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Marian Wang: The American-made tear gas used to disperse pro-democracy protestors in Egypt earlier this week was sold to the country after government review.

Could a Hillary Clinton Avatar Save Congo?

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Georgianne Nienaber: Surprisingly, to some, the bad guys list also includes scientists, conservationists, non-governmental organizations, doctors, lawyers, public relations professionals and just about anyone who stands to make a buck off of the suffering. As one local Congolese activist told me, “rape is big business in Congo these days.”

Congo: Time to Send in the Clowns?

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Congolese president Joseph Kabila paved the way for a troupe of Spanish Clowns, while thugs and militia rule the Kivus and truth-seeking journalist are threatened.

Dear Secretary Clinton: Could You Please Find Out if This Congolese Child Is Still Alive?

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Don’t be snowed by Kabila and what he will tell you while you are in Kinshasa. It is more important what you will see in eastern Congo.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Toward Monarchy

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It has become almost commonplace, since the release last week of seven “legal” opinions written in 2001 and 2002 by the Justice Department, to remark that unbeknownst to us we came within an inch of dictatorship. And with President Obama announcing an end to torture and a new policy on signing statements, it is extremely [...]

Dissing Rice

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Let’s see if I got this right. The prime minister of an allied government disses the U.S. Secretary of State, says he went over her head and got her boss, the President of the United States, to countermand her intention to vote for a resolution at the United Nations and gloats over the fact that [...]

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