The House this week passed the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, legislation extending federal hate crimes law to protect individuals targeted because of their sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability.
Nicholas F. Benton: The 2002 Taft Memo on Torture
President Obama has not ruled out potential criminal prosecution of former high-level Bush administration officials if the attorney general establishes that laws were broken in the sanctioning and ordering of water boarding and other forms of torture.
Nicholas F. Benton: The Dismal Choice Of Rick Warren
The decision by the Obama transition team to invite the snake-in-the-grass Rev. Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church of Orange County, Calif., to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration Jan. 20 has drawn fully justifiable, heartfelt pain and anger from Obama loyalists all across the land.
Nicholas F. Benton: Obama & the Fall of ‘The Man’
The United States is on the verge of perhaps the most profound cultural sea change in its history.
‘Office’ Mate Teams With Tahirih Justice Center
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Most people know him as the quick-witted Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office,” but Rainn Wilson proved he’s more than just a funny face last Sunday during “An Afternoon with Rainn Wilson” at George Washington University, an alumni event sponsored by […]
Helen Thomas: Mukasey Mimics Gonzales
WASHINGTON — How strange is this? The nation’s chief law enforcement officer cannot say whether “waterboarding” is illegal.
Helen Thomas: Shades of the Watergate Scandal
WASHINGTON — When a fire broke out in Vice President Dick Cheney’s ceremonial office last week, reporters quipped that someone must be burning the videotapes of the CIA interrogation of two al-Qaida detainees.
Maureen Dowd: Mushy: Handsome in Uniform
WASHINGTON — President Bush came to the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday for a Second Inaugural do-over. Here is the text of his revised speech:
Helen Thomas: U.S. Torture Tactics Shame All Americans
WASHINGTON — Thank goodness for whistle blowers, those public servants who think Americans should know the harm that is being inflicted in our name.
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
The focus at last Saturday’s Peace and Justice Conference was on the many faces of the human family. The conference, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, was held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Bailey’s Crossroads, and brought together social justice activists from many faith communities in […]